The Model Village

Get an idea of what it would have felt like to be Gulliver in Lilliput as you explore the only Grade II listed model village in the country. Created from local Cotswold stone by highly skilled craftsmen, it is a replica of the buildings that existed in Bourton-on-the-Water in the 1930s and shows how they are being used today (as banks, shops, meeting halls etc).

Delighting children and adults alike, the attention to detail in the Bourton-on-the-Water Model Village is truly admirable. From the carefully pruned-to-scale Alpine plants in the gardens, to the choirs singing in each of the village’s two churches – even the tiny model of the Model Village itself – no detail is considered too small to be significant.

Make the Model Village your first stop on your visit to Bourton-on-the-Water and then spot the life-size versions of each of the buildings as you explore the village afterwards.

Cheltenham Visitors Guide © Simon Newbound

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