Still a part of my Cotswold day tour from London, we went to Bourton On The Water after Burford and Bibury. I chuckled when I heard the name of the place, Bourton On The Water – quite unique and as soon as our tourist bus arrived, I realized that the place was named quite literally. Famously known as the Little Venice of the Cotswolds, Bourton On The Water is surrounded by river Windrush with numerous low bridges over it. The whole place looks like a movie set, too perfect to be real.
Our tour guide basically just let us roam around the village on our own, there were a lot of shops selling unique souvenirs, cafes, tea rooms, restaurants and small inns. It’s too quaint and pretty, I couldn’t stop myself from taking photos as there’s a hidden gem at every turn I made.
Charming houses made up of honey-colored stones line up the streets, I can tell only by walking along the many small streets of this village that there were a lot more tourists than residents during that time. I passed by a lot of B&B’s and Inns and even some small family-run hotels. I made a mental note to go back to this village and stay at least a night to explore it even more.
I was so enthralled by the place that I forgot to take note of the time. I hurriedly went back to our tourist bus when I noticed that I was already 7 minutes late, everyone in the bus was impatiently waiting for me and Ying Tao (my Chinese bus mate) when we arrived. I apologized and settled on my seat, a 2-hour stay in this place is clearly not enough.
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A beautiful place. Calm and comfortable, peaceful yet busy. Memories of March 1993; en route to Hereford after 5 days in London.
I loved Bourton On The Water too! How are you able to remember the year that you went? I can’t! :p
Hi! I’m gonna visit England in August, Can I have the name of your group tour please?Did you book it online?thanks
Hey there, I booked with a travel agency here in Dubai – Dnata. 🙂
pretty. i love small towns.
Ah! That’s my weakness, I’d trade the city to go to the countryside or the beach anytime. I specially love the Medieval towns, the cobbled-stone streets and the likes. I should have lived in that era. :p