Known to many as The Venice of the Cotswolds, this charming village in the heart of the English countryside is filled with attractions, shops, restaurants and tea rooms.
Planning on staying longer than a day? With daily services between London & Bourton at great value fares, we make it easy to explore the Cotswolds in your own time.
Did you know? You can also travel with us from London Victoria to the other Cotswold villages like Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow-on-the-wold too? Use the blue journey planner above to book your tickets now.
With such peaceful surroundings, from the cobbled streets to the River Windrush, it's easy to lose time in Bourton. But if you want to do more than stroll the day away, you can find plenty of great attractions to keep the whole family occupied. What's more, receive 10% off standard admission upon entry at both Bourton Model Village and Birdland Park & Gardens with your National Express coach ticket.
Since 1957, Birdland has been home to some of the world's most exotic birds, offering a chance to get up close with everything from pelicans to penguins.
Birdland Park & Gardens is set in nine acres of gardens and woodland, creating a picturesque canopy for the winding River Windrush. Discover over 500 birds from magical owls, large cassowary and rare species such as the Waldrapp Ibis. Spot flamingos, pelicans, cranes and waterfowl that live in the riverside habituates with many more inhabiting over 50 aviaries.
Explore the Out of Africa area and meet hornbills, village weaver and many more amazing birds from across the continent. Meet life-sized dinosaurs as you venture though the Jurassic Journey.
National Express admission offer: Receive 10% off standard admission upon entry with your coach ticket. For full opening times and other useful information visit the Birdland official website. Full terms and conditions apply.*
The perfect destination for kids and big kids alike, the Model Village is a one-ninth scale replica of Bourton-on-the-Water.
Discover areas of the village that have changed over time such as Victoria Hall, as well as Bourton's two churches where, if you stand close enough, you'll even hear the choirs' singing!
Kids will love the feeling of being a giant amongst the tiny villagers, and adults will really appreciate the incredible detail that goes into making such a place come alive.
National Express admission offer: Receive 10% off standard admission upon entry with your coach ticket. For opening times and other useful information visit The Model Village official website. Full terms and conditions apply.*
For fans of anything with wheels, the team at Cotswold Motoring Museum have painstakingly collected everything from classic Jaguars to Lambretta scooters, caravans and more!
On top of that, you'll also find a beautiful selection of toys and memorabilia to take you down memory lane or educate you on the past. There's plenty to enjoy at the museum and a family of four can even visit for under £20.
*Discounted admission at Birdland Park & Gardens and Cotswolds Model Village can be redeemed by showing National Express coach ticket at the admission desk. Each offer can be redeemed once per ticket per attraction on general admission and must be used on the outbound or return date of travel indicated on the coach ticket. Destination on coach ticket must specify 'Bourton-on-the-water'. National Express, Birdland Park & Gardens and Cotswolds Model Village reserve the right to withdraw, amend or replace the offers without prior notification.
NOTE: This is a suggested day-trip travel itinerary, additional departures available - search for the most suitable times using the journey planner above.
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