Sunday, September 02, 2018

Bourton-on-the-Water Model Village

It's the last day of the summer holidays (well, I've been working in the school all holiday, so for me it's no different I guess), and we decided to take the kids in to Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloustershire to visit the model village.

Now, I'm well in to models and I find anything miniature to be fascinating, but I've only ever been to one other model village in my life and that was Merrivale Model Village in Great Yarmouth.  Bourton's is nowhere near as big or as detailed as Merrivale, but it certainly is nice, and well worth the entry fee.

My only complaint is that the paths are too narrow.  It's a bit difficult to get some good photos without someone behind wanting you to move out of the way.

Some of the buildings lack the detail seen in other model villages (such as cars, pedestrians, interior details, moving parts etc.), and could probably do with a bit of maintenance to spruce them up a bit. 

The model village itself is a scaled reproduction of Bourton-on-the-Water, so it's quite fun to see the model village within the model village.  In fact, to be exact there is a model village inside a model of the model village in the model village!

If you're passing Bourton-on-the-Water, definitely pay the place a visit.