The Cotswolds, set in the heart of England is famous for its honey coloured stone architecture and idyllic village scenes including our home of Bourton-on-the-Water.
Regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England, Bourton-on-the-Water has a unique appeal to visitors and residents alike. There is plenty for you to see and do with a wealth of attractions and shops, restaurants and tea rooms. Visitors will also enjoy some tranquil time by the River Windrush with its five beautiful bridges to discover along the route.
The source of the river is approximately 10 miles from the village and is maintanced by springs. It continues its flow through many other villages before joining the Thames.
You can spend the night in this beautiful village and enjoy an evening of relaxation at Chester House Hotel or one of the other small hotels and bed and breakfasts.
Birdland Park and Gardens is just a short walk from the centre along the River Windrush. Be sure to get your hand stamped at Birdland so you can come and go throughout the day. Why not visit us in the morning, then pop back in the afternoon for some more feeding displays.
Birdland was first established in 1957 and was one of the first bird encounters to open in the UK. A trip to the village isn’t complete without saying hello to England’s only breeding group of King Penguins. Learn more about our history and the local area on the about us page.
For more information about the village of Bourton-on-the-Water, where to visit and places to stay over on the Tourist Information Centre website.