Bourton on the Water Visitor Information Centre

Bourton on the Water Visitor Information Centre

Bourton on the Water Visitor Information Centre
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holidayreviewsfromme
Stockport, UK192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
Bourton on the Water is a beautiful little village with some fabulous photo opportunities. Exceptionally busy during peak times and weekends, I would recommend first thing in the morning or late afternoon into the evening. Great little shops and eateries, water safe enough fit even young children to paddle.
Written July 18, 2020
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RossT1984
Braintree, UK378 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
To be honest I’m not sure why a tourist information centre warrants its own listing on here. However since it does:
We arrived in Bourton nice and early (just as well as it was heaving later) and nothing was open - including the tourist information centre. 11am is a pretty late time to be open if you want to be planning for your day.

Once it did open the lady was perfectly friendly and suggested 2 possible routes for the walk we were interested in. Usually a simple black and white map would be free though and this one was not.
A few leaflets on display.
Written August 26, 2020
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ClareNic77
Hadlow, UK203 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
I called in for some advice on local walks. The lady that served me seemed annoyed that I didn’t use their sanitiser but used my own instead (Hand eczema so use a special one). She was pretty rude and sniffy thoughout. I left with no information that I couldn’t have found very quickly and easily on my phone and was charged nearly £3 for a ten page booklet. As for Bourton-on-the-Water itself, it’s an absolutely beautiful place, I’ve never seen anywhere quite like it. It was incredibly busy which took the shine off a little so try and go and a quieter time if you can.
Written September 14, 2020
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Sooty Boy
Bath2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
We thought with the weather being okay we would take the hour and a half drive there. Unfortunately the roads were absolutely crammed so it actually took 3 hours. There was no where to park as there were thousands of other people in this tiny village, none of them were following social distancing.

I felt like I was in a foreign country 95% of them were Indians, sounds racist but I don't have anything against these people but they left their rubbish on the floor next to the overflowing bins. Took up loads of space with 20ft square picnic blankets and were in huge friend/family groups of 20 to 40 people. There were maybe 10,000 all crammed into this tiny village, versus less than a thousand black and white people who were equally as bad with social distancing.

So I couldn't appreciate the architecture and ambiance of this quaint pretty little town. They may have been UK nationals but they were only talking and shouting in Hindi and it was all you could hear. I looked at the queues for the antiques centre and motor museum, which were huge and decided to go back to my vehicle and leave. So I would say it was a massively disappointing! I may have just picked a bad day but I wouldn't bother going back.
Written August 30, 2020
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Rhinos007
Leeds, UK2,585 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Arrived in Bourton on the water desperate for the toilet.
The council run toilet next to the parking area and tourist area charges 20 pence to get in them.
In a Covid world where I no longer carry cash this means the toilets are unusable 😡
Either do it free of charge or charge contactless credit card .
Why do you need to charge given the amount of tourists you have flooding in .
Is this not a public right to be funded by you ?
Written September 10, 2020
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Purplehaze
Cheltenham, UK76 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
The car park toilets are absolutely disgusting! You pay 30p for the privilege of filthy toilets and doors that do not lock. The hand washing facilities are also very ppor.

Advise people if they are in a cafe to use the toilets there and avoid these at all costs
Written October 1, 2022
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FindStayReview
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
This was a stop off on a drive to Gloucestershire, and so glad that we stopped. The town is cute, and a great place for a picnic on the grass near the water. There is free parking for 90 mins but this is very busy. Enough time to have a bite to eat and visit the Model village.. which is a mini replica of Bourton on water... having walked around and then seen the model village was a better way, as you appreciate the detail. Worth a visit for sure!
Written May 9, 2021
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Ken J
Birmingham, UK1,122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We pop into such places where possible to get a feel for the place and see what is nearby. The lady had lots of ideas for us and plenty of appropriate leaflets. Always recommend you try Tourist Information places - you never know what you might find out
Written August 24, 2022
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Sue
17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
We went to the visitor centre today to ask about how to walk to Lower Slaughter. On the counter was an A4 size piece of paper with a simple map showing how to get to the start of the walk. I cost 20p so I asked if I could take a photo and was given a very firm no, and she said it costs 20p. My husband and I have been in the UK for 2 weeks now and have not used cash once. Knowing that we needed the map to do the walk, my husband tipped out overseas coins he'd brought from Australia on to the counter. The lady looked through them all and said none were English, they were euro coins. So we had to leave with no map. Why can't we take a photo of the 20p map? Especially given that we live in a virtually cashless society these days? Surely a visitor centre should be helping visitors and not hindering them. I've never ever known a more unhelpful visitor centre in my life.
Written April 25, 2023
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JackTQ
Bristol, UK3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Went for a drive out while visiting Gloucester.
Walked through the village in 10 minutes, done.
Perhaps once it was quaint and authentic.
Awful. Overtly commercialised, tacky shops, overcrowded, nothing of interest, spoiled and exploited.
Can see from the 4/5 star reviews from USA & Canada the groups of tourists who think it's amazing. They just love Disneyfication.
Avoid.
Written February 17, 2024
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