Bourton on the Water


Often referred to as the “Little Venice” of the Cotswolds, the charming village of Bourton-On-The-Water is often voted as one of the prettiest villages in England – when you visit you will see why. 

Bourton-On-The-Water is situated by the River Windrush and is home to 5 beautiful bridges throughout the village. It is a firm favourite of locals and tourists alike, with the riversides bustling with holiday makers settling down to picnic. 

The village has a lot to offer, there is plenty to do, from walking the cobbled streets nosing into the independent shops and cafes as well as visiting some of the local attractions. There is a village green, popular with visitors for picnics as well as lots of benches situated around the village. 

What to do in Bourton-On-The-Water

  • Bourton Model Railway
  • Birdland Park and Gardens
  • Cotswold Motoring Museum
  • The Model Village
  • Cotswold Brewing Company  
  • Cotswold Perfumery
  • Cotswold Clubhouse soft play
  • Greystones Nature Reserve

More to do nearby

  • Adam Henson’s Farm Park

Where to stay in Bourton-on-the-Water

For holiday makers there is a huge range of accommodation available, from Bed and Breakfasts, to Hotels and Self catering holiday rentals. 

Parking in Bourton-on-the-Water

There are car parks located in Station Road and Rissington Road, temporary car parks are often available during peak times. There is disabled parking in the centre of the village, but the Rissington Road car park also has additional disabled parking.

Public Toilets in Bourton-on the-Water

Public toilets are available in Church Rooms (GL54 2AX) 8am-6pm year round and Rissington Road (GL54 2DR)8am-8pm in the summer and 8am-6pm in the winter, the both have disabled toilets and baby changing facilities. They both cost 20p. 

Bourton-on-the-Water businesses we love

Bakery on the Water

Cotswold Distillery Shop


The Cotswold Shop

Places to discover nearby

To the North


Chipping Campden


To the South




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