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Broadlands Hotel

Jeremy Clarkson's 'Didly Squat Farm'

Yes the celebrity motoring journalist lives close by and has opened up his new farm shop and attractions to the public. Just 20 minutes away by car and outside the town of Chipping Norton. 

Sudeley Castle and Gardens

Over a 1000 years of Royal history. Just outside the pretty village of Winchcombe. King Henry VIII last surviving wife, Katherine Parr is buried here. Beautiful gardens and tea rooms and gift shops. Not to be missed.

Birdland Park & Gardens

Birdland Park and Gardens, often called Birdland, is a wildlife park in Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, England. First opened in 1957, the park moved to its current site in 1989. Birdland began in the 5-acre grounds of a Tudor manor house called Chardwar and was started by Len Hill, who was often referred to as the Penguin Millionaire.

Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection

The Cotswold Motoring Museum is a museum in the Cotswolds village of Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, England. It features motoring history of the 20th century.

The Model Village in Bourton on the Water

This wonderful model of the actual village built of Cotswold stone to one-ninth scale opened in 1937.

The river Windrush flows under Bourton's famous bridges providing a beautiful backdrop to the miniature beeches, cherries and chestnut trees.  You'll also hear music in the tiny model church and can wander the lanes peering into all the different buildings. 

Due to narrow paths and steps there is limited access for wheelchairs, and pushchairs, walking frames, rollators and mobility scooters will not be able to access the Model Village. 


Bourton-on-the-Water is a village in the rural Cotswolds area of south central England. Straddling the River Windrush, it’s known for its low bridges and traditional stone houses. The Cotswold Motoring Museum features vintage cars and a toy collection. Birdland is home to species including parrots, owls and king penguins, plus life-size model dinosaurs. The Model Village is a 1930s scale replica of the village.

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace is a monumental country house in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. It is the principal residence of the Dukes of Marlborough, and the only non-royal, non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace. The palace, one of England's largest houses, was built between 1705 and 1722, and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. The palace is named for the 1704 Battle of Blenheim, and thus ultimately after Blindheim in Bavaria. It was originally intended to be a reward to John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough for his military triumphs against the French and Bavarians in the War of the Spanish Succession, culminating in the Battle of Blenheim. The land was given as a gift, and construction began in 1705, with some financial support from Queen Anne.

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

The Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens exhibits over 260 different species of animals. The park is set in 160 acres of landscaped parkland and gardens 2 miles south of Burford, on the A361, Oxfordshire, England. Around 350,000 people visited the park in 2012.

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