Cotswold Road Trip- Bourton-on-the-Water (Venice of the Cotswold)

January 2015

First stop at Bourton-on-the-water was the post office. It has been a family tradition to send a postcard back to Singapore for any location that we travel to. Bourton-on-the-water is regularly voted as one of the prettiest village of Cotswold. The Cotswold villages have a certain charm to them with its honey coloured stone architecture and idyllic scenes. However, I don’t think I can ever consider staying there for any extended period of time.

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The village of Bourton-on-the-Water is known for its picturesque High Street, flanked by long wide greens and the River Windrush that runs through them. The river is crossed by several low, arched stone bridges. These arched bridges have led to Bourton-on-the-Water being called the “Venice of the Cotswolds”.

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In comparison to Castle Combe, Bourton-on-the-water and Stow on the Wold are much more interesting with more choices of shops and cafes.

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We had a short break at a small cafe. Ryan had his sandwich and soup while I tried my first cream tea set.

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By the time we finished everything, it was almost 1ish in the afternoon and we had to rush off to check out Stow on the Wold before we returned London! It was a pity that we could not stay abit longer as we wanted to check out the Birdland with the kids. (You know… children and animals… they just love each other!)

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