Out & About



Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection (4 miles)
The Old Mill, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2BY

Telephone : 01451 821255

Though the main focus is on motoring, the Museum is full of the everyday paraphernalia that made motoring so popular including picnic sets from the 1920s, alongside caravans, radio sets, gramophones and knitted swimsuits. It is also the home of the little super hero car 'Brum'.

The Model Village (4 miles)
Old New Inn, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, GL54 2AF
Telephone : 01451 820467

The Model Village is a 9:1 scale replica of Bourton-on-the-Water built from the local Cotswold stone. Through the heart of the Model Village runs a miniature River Windrush - about a metre wide. It flows from the working water mill, beneath replicas of five of Bourton's famous stone bridges, on its way to the Thames.

The Dragonfly Maze (4 miles)
Rissington Road, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire GL54 2BN

The Dragonfly Maze has a central pavilion, constructed of local materials, housing the fabulous automated sculptures hand crafted by artist, sculptor and writer Kit Williams.

The Yellow Hat Tribe Gallery (4 miles)
Church Westcote, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 6SJ
Telephone : 01993 832042

The Yellow Hat Tribe exhibits the work of artist Irene Tyack, the creator of The Yellow Hat Tribe. This is contemporary art with a difference. The popularity of her work has grown enormously over the last few years and her original acrylics, watercolours and limited editions lithographs can now be found in private collections all over the world.

 Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway (10 miles)
The Railway Station, Toddington, Gloucestershire, GL54 5DT
Telephone : 01242 621405

The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway is an all-volunteer steam and diesel heritage railway in the English Cotswolds. It offers a round trip of over 20 miles of line, together with platforms, buildings, steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock.

Hook Norton Brewery (15 miles)
Brewery Lane, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, OX15 5NY
Telephone : 01608 737210

The Hook Norton Brewery remains one of only 32 independent family-run breweries. It is a fine example of a Victorian tower brewery and it's also the only brewery still driven by steam. The Hook Norton Brewery was started over 150 years ago by farmer and maltster John Harris. Today it is run by his great great grandson James Clarke.

Stratford-upon-Avon (21 miles)

Stratford-upon-Avon is the birthplace of William Shakespeare and for theatre goers there is always something showing at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Guests can visit Shakespeare's houses and the beautiful parks and gardens on the banks of the River Avon or enjoy them whilst boating on the river.

British Motor Museum (22 miles)
Banbury Road, Gaydon, Warwickshire, CV35 0BJ
Telephone : 01926 641188

The British Motor Museum is the world's largest collection of Historic British cars. There are over 300 classic cars for you to explore from both the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust and the Jaguar Heritage Trust, plus free tours and interactive family activities, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained.

Gloucester Docks (28 miles)

Gloucester Docks is the location for the National Waterways Museum, the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, the Gloucester Antiques Centre and the base for the Gloucester Leisure Cruises. The former dock estate has become a popular destination where visitors can enjoy interesting views and a range of modern facilities while wandering around a remarkably complete example of a Victorian port.

Cotswolds Tourism Guide

This is the official website for the Cotswolds where you can find more information on things to do and see in the area.

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