The English Village That’s So Beautiful Visitors Have To Be Reminded That It’s Not a Theme Park

There’s a village in England that’s so picturesque that its official website is forced to remind visitors that it’s not a theme park and doesn’t open and close. The village is Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds, and the images below show why some people might think they had arrived at a fantasyland theme park. It’s the quintessential English hamlet, a real-life Neverland with old-world honey-colored stone buildings and a scenic river flowing underneath quaint arched bridges. It has been described as “one of the most romantic places in the UK,” but it’s actually a vibrant village that’s home to some 4,000 residents. Just a 2-hour drive from London, Bourton-on-the-Water is just a normal village, with a supermarket, a hotel, several restaurants, and numerous businesses. There’s also Birdland Park and Gardens, featuring a wealth of attractions and shops, restaurants, and tea rooms. While it may not be a theme park, Bourton-on-the-Water is the perfect place to relax and stroll through the English countryside.