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National Rail | station code KGM

Oxfordshire in Cotswolds

There are buses from Kingham station forecourt to Stow-on-the-Wold and Bourton-on-the-Water, some are timed to connect with trains from Oxford and London. |

Kingham map

Stow-on-the-Wold by bus

Stow-on-the-Wold is a market town in the Cotswolds with many antique and craft shops. The large Market Square reflects the town's former importance at the height of the Cotswolds wool industry when huge sheep fairs were held. The town becomes very busy when Gypsy Horse Fairs are held in May and October on open fields a few minutes walk from the town centre.
Bus 802 from Kingham station forecourt to Stow-on-the-Wold Sheep Street. 15 minutes journey, M-S every 2 to 4 hours. Operated by Pulhams Coaches. Buses also operate from Cheltenham and Moreton-in-Marsh.

Stow-on-the-Wold map

Bourton-on-the-Water by bus

Bourton-on-the-Water is a large but picturesque Cotswolds village, with several bridges over the River Windrush it is known as the 'Little Venice' of the Cotswolds.
Bus 802 from Kingham station forecourt to Bourton-on-the-Water High Street. About 40 minutes journey, M-S every 2 to 4 hours. Operated by Pulhams Coaches. Buses also operate from Cheltenham and Moreton-in-Marsh.

TI Tel. 01451 820211.

Bourton-on-the-Water map

Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection by bus

Vintage cars and a large toy collection. Motorsports exhibition. Blacksmith's workshop. Tel. 01451 821255.
Open Mar-Nov, Daily 1000-1800.
Bus see Bourton-on-the-Water above.

Model Village by bus

A small replica of the beautiful village of Bourton-on-the-Water built in local Cotswold stone. Tel. 01451 820467.
Open Daily 1000-1800 (1600 Nov-Mar).
Bus see Bourton-on-the-Water above.

Birdland Park and Gardens by bus

A wide variety of birds including penguins, parrots, flamingos, owls and emus. Dinosaur trail. Play area. Café. Tel. 01451 820480.
Open Daily from 1000, see website for closing times.
Bus see Bourton-on-the-Water above.

Dragonfly Maze by bus

A yew maze with a pavilion at its centre. As well as navigating the maze there are clues to solve to reveal a secret. Tel. 01451 822251.
Open please see website.
Bus see Bourton-on-the-Water above.

Greystones Farm Nature Reserve by bus then ½ mile

This cattle farm on the outskirts of the busy village is a tranquil nature reserve with wildflower meadows and an archaeology walk. Tel. 01452 383333.
Open Any reasonable time.
Bus see Bourton-on-the-Water above.

Upper & Lower Slaughter by bus then walk up to 2 miles

The attractive villages of Lower Slaughter (1¼ miles) and Upper Slaughter (2 miles) are a pleasant walk from Bourton-on-the-Water. Follow the path from Bourton-on-the-Water Church, passing schools, then left onto Station Road to the A429 junction. Cross at the traffic lights and walk a few yards to the right then left onto a surfaced path (the 'Warden's Way') to Lower Slaughter.
Bus see Bourton-on-the-Water above.

For walking in the Cotswolds I recommend the Ordnance Survey Explorer map The Cotswolds which covers the area in great detail.

Cottages in the Cotswolds

Cottages in Lower Slaughter built
from the local Cotswolds stone