The top 20 Attractions around Bourton

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    Uffington Castle is an exceptionally well-preserved example of an Iron Age hill fort. The White Horse is the oldest chalk-cut hill figure in Britain, too; perhaps over 3,000 years old. From the summit, you are afforded wonderful views.

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    The Ridgeway

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    The Ridgeway is an awesome long distance cycle route - here's one of the best sections of white, chalky double and singletrack which is perfect for mountain bikes and gravel …

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    Wayland's Smithy is a Neolithic chambered long barrow. The site was once believed to be the home of Wayland, the Saxon god of metalworking, hence the name. Excavations have revealed …

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    Buscot Lock is the smallest of the 45 locks on the Thames. The manual beam-equipped pound lock was built in 1790, today it looks just as it did more than …

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    Edvard
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    MTB Ridgeway White Roads segment

    Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

    This Ridgeway segment from Swindon to Goring on Thames includes miles of chalk trails, with some historic ruins beside the trail.
    I rode this one way; parked my car in …

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    Tim
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    Fantastic view and all-round view. On a visit to the more famous White Horse Hill, you should definitely "take" the Dragon Hill. Is close to it.

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    The House.

    Hiking Highlight

    The House
    Buscot Park is the family home of Lord Faringdon, who looks after the property on behalf of the National Trust, as well as the family collection of pictures, …

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    Walled Garden.

    Hiking Highlight

    The present Lord Faringdon has, since 1978, transformed what was a grand, but largely redundant, eighteenth-century kitchen garden into a fine ornamental garden with a strong structure, within which a …

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    Whereas many villages seem deserted during the day, Buscot is often busy with visitors to the lock and picnic site beside the river, or taking advantage of the tea room …

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    Peto Water Garden.

    Hiking Highlight

    Designed by Harold Peto, who was, in his day, the leading exponent of formal Italianate garden design, the Water Garden was laid out in 1904 for the 1st Lord Faringdon, …

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    Edvard
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    Obelisk Sundial.

    Hiking Highlight

    Obelisk/Sundial created by Sir Mark Lennox-Boyd to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
    Fashioned of Portland stone and green slate by Fergus Wessel of Stone Workshop and mounted …

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    Shrivenham

    Hiking Highlight

    Small, picturesque village near Swindons. On clear weather with a view of the Uffington White Horse Hill. Good and inexpensive base station for excursions, for example to Swindon, Oxford, Bath, Bourton-on-the-Water, ...

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    Quiet hilly village

    Bike Touring Highlight

    On the border with Oxfordshire, the village lay on a quiet hilly countryside. Some typical grass roofed cottages and a pond give the visitor the feeling to be inside a postcard.

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    Chiseldon & Marlborough Railway Path

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    National Cycle Route 482 based on an old railway track which links The Ridgeway to Marlborough. Good surface.

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    Swindon Designer Outlet

    Hiking Highlight

    In the former manufacturing halls of the Great Western Railway Railway is a fantastic outlet.

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    Liddington Castle Iron Age Fort

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    Liddington Castle is a hill fort that dates to the late Bronze Age or early Iron Age. Historians believe the site was first occupied in the seventh century BC, making …

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    Dan
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    The Blowing Stone

    Hiking Highlight

    The Blowingstone is a perforated rock in a humble garden at the foot of Blowingstone Hill, part of the Wessex Down escarpment that hosts the Ridgeway National Trail.

    If you …

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    Roman Hill Fort

    Hiking Highlight

    If in the area, it's worth seeing. An old Roman Hill Fort, elliptical in shape with earthed up embankment boundaries and flat inner 'keep'. Nice views from the centre, though …

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    Pillbox FW3/22 Buscot.

    Running Highlight

    This pillbox is of type FW3/22. During the Second World War, these bunkers were used for the defense of England against a possible enemy invasion. This bunker is one of …

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    Terracotta Warriors.

    Hiking Highlight

    The seventeen Terracotta Warriors guarding the stairway are exact replicas of the five different ranks of the Great Army discovered at Lingtong, Xi'an, China.

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