Bourton Model Railway Exhibition

LOCATION

BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER, GLOUCESTERSHIRE

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Covering over 500 feet, these guys have some of the finest operating indoor model railway layouts in the country – so they say, anyway, and who are we to argue? Over 40 British and continental model trains run automatically on three main displays. There’s also memorabilia, working fun fair models, and much more for those who love to keep it rail.

Bourton Model Railway Exhibition
High Street, BOURTON-ON-THE-WATER, GL54 2AN
Phone : 01451 820686

Features

Accessibility
  • Standard width entrance door
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open daily Jun–Aug 11–5; Sep-May, weekends only 11-5

About The area

Discover Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.

Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.

 

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