a station-by-station guide for UK tourist attractions


National Rail | station code KGM

Oxfordshire in Cotswolds

There are buses from Kingham station forecourt to Chipping Norton (bus X8), Stow-on-the-Wold (bus 802) and Bourton-on-the-Water (bus 802). They are timed to connect with trains from Oxford and London. The buses are operated by Pulhams Coaches. |

Kingham map

Bourton-on-the-Water by bus

One of the most picturesque Cotswolds villages, Bourton-on-the-Water has several bridges over the River Windrush and is known as the 'Little Venice' of the Cotswolds.
Bus 802 from station forecourt to Bourton-on-the-Water High Street. About 40 minutes journey, M-S every 2 to 4 hours, connecting with Oxford and London trains. Operated by Pulhams Coaches. Buses also operate from Cheltenham Spa 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. The photograph shows cottages beside the River Eye in Lower Slaughter. Ordnance Survey Explorer map The Cotswolds covers the area in great detail - ideal for planning your own walking route.
Bus see Bourton-on-the-Water above.

Cottages in the Cotswolds