Bourton-on-the-Water Motoring Museum

This evening, I am posting information on Bourton-on-the-Water, a quaint and popular visitor site in the English Cotswolds, about 83 miles N.W. of London and 25 miles south of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Bourton has a population of about 3300 and is located in Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The village straddles the River Windrush which is spanned by a series of low bridges. Many of the houses are traditional honey-coloured sourced from local Jurassic limestone.

There is a record of the village in AD 714. ‘Bourton’ indicates a fortified place, probably connected to the nearby hill-fort. The affix obviously refers to the River Windrush.

Bourton is well endowed with hotels, tourist accommodation, eateries and unique visitor attractions which include:

  • Birdland.
  • Model Village Exhibition.
  • Model Railway Exhibition.
  • Motor Museum and Toy Collection.
  • Dragonfly Maze.
  • Greystone Nature Reserve.

Motor Museum at Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, England

River Windrush at Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, England

River Windrush at Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswolds, England

River Windrush at Bourton-on-the Water, England

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