Today we toured two of the classic English villages in the Cotswolds – Stow on the Wold, and Bourton on the Water. We took a hike along one of the scenic trails outside Bourton, visited Birdland (not the Jazz club), and finished the day at a nice restaurant along the River Windrush in Bourton.

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Moreton in Marsh – if it’s tuesday, it must be market day.

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Stow on the Wold – main square

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Stow – Lucy’s Tea room. makes me think of me mum.

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Stow – typical Cotswold cottage.

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on the way out of Stow – the only way to tour the Cotswold’s.

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Bourton on the Water – local cemetery headstone.

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outside Bourton – a walk in the Cotswold’s

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a walk in the Cotswold’s – he better be careful, seems like every restaurant features lamb.

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a walk in the Cotswold’s

Today’s PerfectPint: Old Hooky, handcrafted in the Cotswold Hills since 1849. Enjoyed on the back patio of the Duke of Wellington pub, overlooking the Windrush river in Bourton on the Water.

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Bourton – King Penguin @ Birdland

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Bourton – Rhea @ Birdland

 

Bourton on the Water – sometimes described as the “Little Venice” of the Cotswolds.

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Today’s PremierPub: Kingsbridge Inn, right on the village green in Bourton, with Lisa & Billy from Liverpool. shared a pint, talked a bit of futbol. they were disappointed that we did not include their town in our trip; we told them next time, for sure. they gave us a super recommendation for dinner.

To my Highbridge mates: not only was this the Kingsbridge Inn, but across the street was a shop named Highbridge Jewelers – how this can be?

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