A 1:9 scale model and lies at the heart of the Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucester, England. The model village was the brainchild of a local landlord who perhaps had the idea after partaking of one or two more pints than he should have behind his own bar. It took five years to create, employing local craftsmen at the height of the 1930s depression. This week, the entire village was designated Grade II Listed by English Heritage
Castle Combe has been called 'The Prettiest Village in England' and with good reason. Visitors have been coming to enjoy its charms for at least a century, and the small street leading from the Market Cross down to the By Brook is a picturesque today as is ever was.