zaterdag 26 mei 2018

Miniatures in the Cotswolds - Bourton-on-the-water

After Lechlade we went to Bourton-on-the-water, a charming village which I had been looking forwards too.
"Located in a small valley amongst the gentle rolling hills of the Cotswolds, Bourton-on-the-Water is a ‘must see’ for all visitors to the area.
This popular village is often referred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ because of the attractive little bridges that cross the gently flowing River Windrush, which runs through the centre of the village. Bourton has a charm all of its own at any time of the year.
There is much to see in Bourton on the Water and it is suitable for visitors of all ages especially families. "
There's also a 1/9th  scale replica of the centre of the village, called The Model Village, though we didn't visit that. Also at The Model Village is an exhibition of highly detailed miniature scenes and room sets, including several moving miniatures.

We had a very enjoyable afternoon walking through the little town and relaxing alongside the river with drinks and an ice cream :)

Another Christmas shop, and on such a sunny day :)

I'd read about a giftshop called Dutton's, that also sells miniatures. Photo's on internet had shown a red name plate with the store's name on it but it took me awhile to find it because of the awning that only told me 'films and memory cards sold here' (a)

Though  I had spent a lot of money on miniatures in Lechlade I couldn't resist those canisters and biscuits for the Hogsmeade cottage ;)

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