Bourton

Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water is a large and very attractive village just off the Fosse Way, south of Stow-on-the-Wold. Here the river Windrush flows beside the road between wide grass verges. The river is crossed at intervals by several low graceful bridges, some hardly wider than a footpath. There are many Cotswold cottages and houses pleasantly positioned among trees, close to the water’s edge.

Behind the Old New Inn is the stone model village, which is very popular with tourists. Half a mile to the north east is Salmonsbury Camp, an earthwork which dates from the Bronze Age.

Bourton-on-the-Water is so popular that, unfortunately, it sometimes gets overcrowded with visitors.