Bourton-on-the-Hill: An Attractive Village in the Cotswolds (2023)

Bourton-on-the-Hill, in the Cotswolds (designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966) is an idyllic village worth exploring. You’ll have a stunning view of the Cotswolds from here and you can also walk along parts of the Fosse Way which run nearby.

The village is an ideal starting point for exploring the Cotswolds, as there is plenty to do and see here. You can visit some of its ancient churches, or simply enjoy strolling along its many trails.

There are several picturesque individual cottages in Bourton-on-the-Hill including 17th and 18th century stone built houses that follow the classic Cotswold style with mullioned windows and a high gabled roof.

This village has an idyllic atmosphere that will have you wanting to come back again and again. I recommend staying in a small cottage, as it provides plenty of room to unwind and take pleasure in all that this quaint community offers.

The Horse and Groom is a charming pub known for its delicious food. It’s more of a gastropub than your average local bar, but they have an impressive selection of real ales to choose from.

The church, built in the 12th century, is an impressive structure made of local Cotswold stone with stunning interior carvings. As one of the oldest structures in the region, it’s definitely worth visiting for its stunning beauty and fascinating history.

From Heathrow Airport to Bourton-on-the-Hill takes about 1 hour and 36 minutes.

The Cotswolds is a region that’s famous for its tranquil countryside and historic villages, making it the perfect destination for those seeking peace and quiet.

Whether you’re looking to explore the scenic walking trails or simply relax in a quiet pub or cafe, villages such as Compton Abdale, Bagendon, Avening, and Daglingworth are ideal places to unwind and enjoy the Cotswolds.

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