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Worth a visit - look inside the church for the stained glass windows!

This is a nice little model village, worth a visit as it will likely only take up approx 30-45 mins... read more

Reviewed today
Neil S
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
Midweek break

Very quaint and intriguing place. Restoration on some of the buildings has taken place. A lot of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Andrew B
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Grade II listed 1/9th scale replica of the village of Bourton on the Water, open every day except Christmas Day.
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Rissington Road | The Old New Inn, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AF, England
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Reviewed today

This is a nice little model village, worth a visit as it will likely only take up approx 30-45 mins of your time. We found it better to do this after having spent time in Bourton-on-the-Water already, so the landmarks are all recognisable! Don't miss...More

Thank Neil S
bourton2012, Owner at The Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your worth a visit review,so glad you enjoyed your visit.Adult entry price still only £3.60.We are open every day 10 to 5.45.Our post code is gl542af,we have a small pay and display car park, ions only,cars only. Best regards.

Reviewed today

Rude and boring staff and a very expensive fee for what you actually get. Run down and in need of some serious work. An added cost to see another exhibit which we didn't do as the village was already very disappointing. Won't be visiting again.More

Thank TudorGirl
bourton2012, Owner at The Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded today

We now have 998 four and five star reviews thanks all.Sorry you thought I was rude and boring.Adult entry price still only £3.60 same price last eight years,the one pound to see the exhibition of miniatures has been the same for the last fourteen years....More

Reviewed yesterday

Exquisite and a genuine copy of the village including updated attractions including Bird World,, a lovely place for young and old alike.

Thank colinattwell
bourton2012, Owner at The Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your five star review,so glad you enjoyed your visit.The model village was built in 1936 from Cotswold stone as a replica of Bourton on the water,the village it is located in. Best regards.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While this is my first model village it did not meet my expectation. It was small, lacked in detail and poorly maintained. It is a money machine of a tourist trap. Not good value for the money.

Thank Norman S
bourton2012, Owner at The Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded today

We have a four star trip advisor certificate of excellence.Adult entry price still only £3.60 same for last eight years.As you could see we we have just finished restoring the Manor House as part of our permanent repair program. Regards.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very quaint and intriguing place. Restoration on some of the buildings has taken place. A lot of work is still required to bring this place back to it's former glory. But still worth a visit.

Thank Andrew B
bourton2012, Owner at The Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review,glad you enjoyed your visit.Adult entry price still only £3.60.We are open every day 10 to 5.45.Our post code is gl542af,we have a small pay and display car park,coins only,cars only. Best regards.

Reviewed 4 days ago

It was my first trip back here since 1979, and I took my nephew here with his nana. It was nice to see that things had not changed much, but the further we went on, the more I noticed that things were in a pretty...More

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bourton2012, Owner at The Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

The model village was built in 1936 from Cotswold stone as a replica of Bourton on the water,the village it is located in.We have just finished restoring the Manor House and previous to that the church as part of our permanent restoration program costing tens...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Four adults and a six year old. A revisit after I had been as a small child and nothing has much changed. Very quaint model village and my 6yo thought it was incredible with the accuracy of the buildings.

Thank Claire L
bourton2012, Owner at The Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your cute review,so glad you enjoyed your visit.Adult entry price still only £3.60.Due to narrow paths pushchairs must be parked in the buggy park.Dogs are not allowed in the model village. Best regards.

Reviewed 1 week ago

There's something quintessentially traditional bout a model village I love the idea of tiny people inhabiting them. The houses and buildings are all built of local stone and emulate the buildings you experience in "Gullivers" world outside! One of our family group said they would...More

Thank Fon E
bourton2012, Owner at The Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your dear little review,so glad you enjoyed your visit.Adult entry price still only £3.60.We are open every day,10 to 5.45.Our post code is gl542af,we have a small pay and display car park,coins only,cars only. Best regards.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very detailed model of the village you are standing in. You can wander around the streets and see each of the buildings you will see outside. One of the surprises is that in the model village there is a model village model,...More

Thank Chris K
bourton2012, Owner at The Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review,so glad you enjoyed your visit.The model village was built in 1936 from Cotswold stone as a replica of Bourton on the water,the village it is located in. Best regards.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely worth a visit. Reasonable rates. Only takes half an hour. Check out the model within a model within a model! Take a couple of 20p pieces for the machines

Thank Susan M
bourton2012, Owner at The Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your great review,so glad you enjoyed your visit.Due to narrow paths pushchairs must be parked in the buggy park.Dogs are not allowed in the model village. Best regards.

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