Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Cotswolds  /  Bourton-on-the-Water  /  The Model Village

The Model Village, Bourton-on-the-Water

3.7
#3 of 25 in Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water
Landmark · Tourist Spot
The Model Village is a one-ninth-scale replica of the Cotswold village of Bourton-on-the-Water, officially opened in 1937. Its remarkable detail took local craftsmen five years to create. The model represents how the town looked in the 30's and provides an interesting glimpse into the past. Examine the details of the village and discover its quirks and delights. Stand close to the town’s churches to hear the choir singing. Be sure to look out for the model of the Model Village itself. For a small surcharge you can also visit the Miniature World exhibition of highly detailed miniature scenes and room sets, including several moving miniature characters. The creation of this exhibition involved over 100 of England’s leading miniaturist craftsmen and women. Plan your visit to The Model Village and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Bourton-on-the-Water trip planner.
Create an itinerary including The Model Village
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

The Model Village reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.0
1,713 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • Its cute. Pretty little houses with nice details. Its not an ->exact<- replica of the village however, and its quite small and not very exciting. The price of 4.5 pp is not too bad. If you are...  more »
  • We enjoyed our visit. Do familiarise yourself with the actual town before visiting here though, it will make more sense! A little expensive for the half an hour we spent there but enjoyable all the...  more »
Google
  • Worth a visit, obviously a lot of work home in to the upkeep and accuracy of the model village. Love the church and miniature village in the miniature village. Good idea to have hand stamped at end so could come back again if want to.
  • The model village exhibits a lovely model of the Bourton-on-the-water town centre. Personally I didn't find much to see there; a maximum of 15 visiting minutes excluding time for photo shooting I would suggest. However, one can definitely appreciate the craftsmanship. Every model is up to a good level of details and flora are well selected and placed to enrich the environment. A small entry fee is in place but it is well worthy.

Plan your trip to Bourton-on-the-Water

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.