We spent a few very enjoyable few days in the Cotswolds in beautiful Bourton-on-the-Water (Venice of the Cotswolds) A series of elegant low bridges cross the River Windrush that flows through the picturesque centre. The river has an average depth of just 10 inches as it flows through Bourton
A glorious Spring day prompted a spot of relaxing in the grounds of The Dial House with afternoon tea.
Tea for two came with delightfully pretty teacups, delicious smoked Salmon, Roast Beef, Egg & Cress finger sandwiches followed by Scones with cream & jam and a selection of scrummy cakes.
Saint Lawrences church is a stunning church with magnificent painted ceiling and Oak screen that separates the chancel from the nave, over one door is a skull and cross bones.
Bourton on the Water by night
The following days weather was not as glorious…rain. However this did not dampen our spirits and visited The Model Village, a 1/9th scale replica of Bourton village complete with named shop fronts, church with choir & bridges that arch over replica streams. Created by a previous landlord of the Old New Inn it took five years to build and was officially opened on the Coronation Day of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the late Queen Mother) in 1937. Even the plants and trees are miniature! I remember visiting as a child and thoroughly enjoyed going back seeing them miniature high street buildings and feeling like a giant.
There was just enough time at the end of our visit for a game of Where’s Wally (minus the glasses & stripey hat!)