Cycle Tour - Day 5 - Winchcombe to Burford
The Town Hall
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34 miles/54km - GRADE - MODERATE/STRENUOUS WITH SOME CONSIDERABLE CLIMBS ON THE ROUTE - The first few miles of this stretch take you into the hills with the route levelling out towards Burford. You are going to visit some of the best known villages of the Cotswolds on this stretch and in high summer some of them can be very busy, particularly Bourton-on-the-Water. Most of the route is along quiet country lanes.
Attractions that you can see en route, include; Hailes Abbey, Stanway House & Fountain, Cotswolds Farm Park, Dovecote at Naunton, Museum at Lower Slaughter and Mill Wheel, Bourton-on-the-Water – Model Village, Birdland Park & Gardens, Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection, Model Railway Exhibition, The Dragonfly Maze, Cotswolds Perfumery factory tours, Cotswolds Pottery studio and shop, Tolsey Museum.
Bourton is probably the most visited village in the Cotswolds, and often referred to as the ‘Venice of the Cotswolds’ because the River Windrush runs right through the centre. There are pubs, shops, restaurants, tea-rooms and an unusually high number of visitor attractions.