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“Overpriced, overcrowded attraction”
Review of The Model Village

The Model Village
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Owner description: Grade II listed 1/9th scale replica of the village of Bourton on the Water, open every day except Christmas Day.
Reviewed 17 July 2014

O dear. Yet another overpriced attraction in Bourton.

This cost £20 for a family of 4 for 25 minutes.... so another venue that thinks £40/hour for family attractions is reasonable.

Don't get me wrong, the model village is very pretty and very well made (and kept) but it is just not fairly priced. It was overcrowded so it was impossible to get a half decent picture of our children looking like giants!

We won't be visiting again... my advice is look at the decent pictures from google and spend your money on a nice cream tea (or a good local beer!)

5  Thank Foody4Ldn
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bourton2012, Owner at The Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

February 2017 this review is now out of date we have 694 four and five star reviews.Adult price now £3.60 child price now £2.80 so two adults and two children cost £12.80 same price last seven years.
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Well worth a visit if you don't mind the slightly exasperated staff and the hordes of tourists - visited 20+ years ago and was so quiet then. Very sweet, beautifully kept. If you're in the Cotswolds it's a quintessential attraction...

1  Thank Faolan
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bourton2012, Manager at The Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Thank you for your review, so glad you enjoyed your visit.We are open every day 10 to 5.45.
Adult entry price £3.60 same price last four years.
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

The model village is modelled on Bourton On the Water, was great little place love the choir singing inside the little church !

1  Thank Sheila W
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bourton2012, Manager at The Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2014

Thank you for your review,so glad you enjoyed your visit.We are open every day 10 to 5.45.
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

I and my friends visited the village on Sunday 13 July 2014, and found it to be so realistic I commented at some stage there were pot holes in the grounds and they didn't have them outside,But on leaving the village, I had to laugh and take my words back. sure enough the pot holes were in the exact place inside and outside the model village. Fantastic show, well done and thank you.
Phil O'Dell

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bourton2012, Manager at The Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Thank you for your review,so glad you enjoyed your visit.We are located next to the old new inn beer garden,great for a cold drink on a hot afternoon.
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is a model of the real village of Bourton on the Water, which makes it all the more interesting. Really lovely. Fascinating to peep into a miniature world. The trees and plants also have to be kept to scale, so this is skilled work.

1  Thank Anne C
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bourton2012, Manager at The Model Village, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2014

Thank you for your review , so glad you enjoyed your visit.We are open every day 10 to 5.45 .Adult entry price only £3.60.We are located next to the old new inn beer garden.
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