Bourton on the Water Things to Do Tips by balhannah
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Lunch time came, and a decision had to be made where to eat!
For people who bring their own lunch, there was plenty of nice lawn beside the Windrush River, and people were picnicing.
For us, we had to find somewhere to buy, really this wasn't hard as there was a great choice of Restaurant's and Cafes. Overlooking the river is where we found a lovely Restaurant, with red & white checkered curtain. We asked for a window seat as they were vacant, but for some reason, we weren't allowed . Never mind, to the rear we were seated.
Just a warning, in a very busy Village like this, the staff are run off their feet at lunch-time, so if you are in a rush, choose another village.
We enjoyed our meal and were able to use the Toilet's in the Restaurant.
Time for more walking!
Bourton on the Water
Like old style arched bridge's, I do!
Then you will like the picturesque centre of the Village, for here the River Windrush flow's through the Village.
There are many gorgeous pedestrian Bridge's, so I will start with the Bourton Bridge built in 1806 and widened in 1959.
An inscription on the downstream side reads "
The Fosseway has passed here since Roman times. Here is Buruhford of Salmonsbury. 8th century AD"
Next, is the oldest stone Bridge, Mill bridge, [also known as Broad Bridge], built in 1654 and crossing where one of the fords existed.
Then, downstream further, is High Bridge, built in 1756.
Downstream again, the last and most recently erected footbridge opposite the Old New Inn is Coronation Bridge, built in 1953 to replace a wooden bridge that had been on this site since the 18th century but had collapsed whilst being crossed by some unsuspecting day visitor!
Further downstream is a vehicle Bridge, built in 1911 by local benefactor who also built the Victoria Hall and local Cottage Hospital.
Alongside it is Payne Bridge, a foot crossing built in 1756.
So you can see, there are many Bridge's in this small Village!
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