Infobox UK place
region= South West England
Bourton-on-the-Water is a
villagein Gloucestershire, Englandin the Cotswoldsarea. It is known as the ' Veniceof the Cotswolds' because of the bridge-spanned river that runs through the village .
Bourton has a number of
River Windrushis spanned by several attractive small road and footbridges. During the summer, a game of football is played between two of the bridges and is medieval footballrather than anything comparable to association football, with goalposts set up in the river itself. Two teams play with a standard football, and a referee attempts to keep order. Crowds line the sidelines of the pitch (the banks), and the aim is to score as many goals as possible (while getting everyone else as wet as possible).
* The model village is a 1:10 replica of the village and includes a model of the model village itself (a model within a model).
* The Model Railway.
Cotswold Motoring Museum(home of Brum).
* Birdland, an
ornithologicaltheme park, which is a collection of birds, from penguins through parrots to passerine(perching) birds. Children can feed the large fish. There are bird-of-preydisplays.
* The Dragonfly Maze
* On the fourth Sunday of each month, there is a
farmers' market. Long-distance footpaths and local walks start, finish or pass through Bourton-on-the-Water. One such route that begins its 100-mile route north is the Heart of England Way.
Fosse Way Roman roadalso runs close by.
Bourton is also home to Bourton on the Water Primary School and the
Cotswold School, a co-educational comprehensive school.
* [http://www.bourtoninfo.com/ Bourton-on-the-Water official website]
* [http://www.cotswold.gloucs.sch.uk/ The Cotswold School]
* [http://www.somerset3d.co.uk/logos%20&%20pictures/town%20&%20village%20pages/gloucestershire/bourtononthewater.htm Bourton-on-the-Water in 3d (Anaglyphs).]
* [http://www.soglos.com/sport-outdoor/28408/Bourton-Football-in-the-River-2008-review Bourton Football in the River event 2008]
* [http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=3731710 photos of Bourton-on-the-Water and surrounding area on geograph]
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