Cotswolds - Bourton on the Water
villages and countryside, considered by many to be the
essence of traditional England.
one of many pretty villages to visit, is often referred
to as "the Venice of the Cotswolds", on the
strength of six picturesque bridges across the River
Windrush. This is the Cotswold tourist venue par excellence,
and the town is well adapted to handle the summer invasion,
with pubs, coffee shops, ice cream parlours and eateries.
The grass verges along the Windrush become dusty and
threadbare with the constant tramp of sneakers, but
the surprising thing is that the town survives as well
as it does and remains as pretty as it is.
The architecture is traditional Cotswold - stone roofs,
gables here and there, mullioned windows, golden brown
limestone throughout. It looks just like it looks in
the picture of the model village above.
surrounding area has much of interest to see and do.
Bibury, Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold, Broadway and Chipping
Campden to name but a few.