An English Venice

My last stop; Bourton-on-the-Water. I didn’t know what to expect but I definitely didn’t expect to see so many people here. It was a beautiful sunny day and there were tourists everywhere. The town is built around the River Windrush. A greenery area on each side allows for much room to sit and enjoy the day going by, and people watching.

Small boutiques and many places to eat; this idyllic towns boasts many things to choose from.

With a brewery, model village, birdland park and gardens, a maze and many tours, and thats not even half of what there is to offer; you can rest assure you could enjoy your stay in this little town.

Me personally; I found a crystal shop!!! I have a small obsession with collecting crystals. Ok, I have a big obsession. The U.K doesn’t tend to have many crystals shops, it is not really such a popular thing as of yet, so to find a little crystal shop; you can only imagine how big my smile was.

The man who owned it went into great detail talking about a few of the gems I was picking up. Of course most of them were a little out my price range but I did find a few beauties that have added clarity to my collection. Maybe one day when I am a little bit more clued up on my crystals I can show you my collection and explain how I use each one. Until then; I’ll stick with the travel writing.

Often referred to as the “Venice of the Cotswolds”. Not sure I can agree with that one after personally seeing Venice in Italy, but I do understand where people are coming from. Lots of little bridges to cross the river back and forth which is where it got its name from.

It is a beautiful town and I absolutely loved the little boutique shops; so much to choose from. At Christmas time, a tree is placed in the water of the river and a big deal is made with a light switch on. I can imagine Christmas looking very festive here with the twinkly lights.

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