One of the places we’ve been to recently is the beautiful, picturesque Cotswold village of Bourton-On-The-Water. It’s a lovely place to go for picnics, walks by the stream, traditional giftshops, old fashioned tearooms and local ice-cream. We’ve had a few days out there, as there’s also a model village and the fantastic Birdland too, where you can find everything from parrots to penguins!
On our recent visit to Bourton-On-The-Water, they had duck racing, with yellow bath ducks being launched off of one of the bridges and followed downstream to the next bridge. Children can often be found paddling in the stream on hot days too. I recently got in myself and very quickly regretted it when I found out that the water was so cold my skin turned pink! Why is it that children always seem to be immune to how cold the water is?!
Bourton-on-the-Water is about 20 minutes from Cheltenham, 30 minutes from Gloucester and 40 minutes from Oxford. It’s a great local place to visit in some of the prettiest English countryside, with a real traditional Cotswold style to it. Definitely somewhere to add to the visit list if you are visiting Gloucestershire.
Life is moving so fast right now, that I can’t keep up! We’ve been to so many great places and had so much fun recently that I completely forgot to promote the last #CheckOutThatView linkup and this one is a day late! Bad blogger! *smacks own wrist*
So I hope you liked my photos of Bourton-On-The-Water. Here’s this weeks linky for other bloggers to link up their photos of any place that has a pretty or dramatic view. #CheckOutThatView