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Stow-on-the-Wold

Day 6 – Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswold, England

April 2015

From Bourton-on-the-Water we continued north to Stow-on-the-Wold. As you drive back into A429 and head for Stow, after just a few minutes driving, to your left will be a junction into Lower Slaughter village. This is a picturesque village with cottage houses by the river. Our intention was then to drive to Upper Slaughter but we miss a turn and ended up at Lower Swell via B4068. If we had reached Upper Slaughter, we would eventually ended up at Lower Swell as well. From here it was short drive to met up with A429 again where at the traffic junction, Stow would just be straight ahead. Nonetheless, the drive via Lower Slaughter to Lower Swell was nice too.

Map from Bourton-on-the-Water to Stow-on-the-Wold via Lower Slaughter. Click to enlarge.

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Country side between Lower Slaughter and Lower Swell.

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Lush greens between Lower Slaughter to Lower Swell.

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Village between Lower Slaughter and Lower Swell.

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Typical English country homes.

Stow-on-the-Wold hasn’t much attraction compared to Bourton-on-the-Water and tourist are much lesser compared to Bourton. We spent a little bit of time walking around the town square before leaving for Southampton.

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McArthur Glen Discount Outlet, Swindon

Day 6 – Swindon, England

April 2015

Finished day 6 itinerary, we headed back to Southampton stopping for a while in Swindon to ‘look-see-look-see’ at McArthur Glen designer outlet. Common to other designer outlet elsewhere, you’ll find bargains for goods that are not the current style/fashion which you won’t find any more in the bigger stores.

McArthur Glen Discount Outlet, Swindon

McArthur Glen Discount Outlet sign post, Swindon

McArthur Glen Discount Outlet, Swindon.

Entrance to McArthur Glen Discount Outlet.

McArthur Glen Discount Outlet, Swindon.

Shops inside the designer outlet.

McArthur Glen Discount Outlet, Swindon.

More shops inside the discount outlet.

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Osprey outlet where wiffy bought a hangbag. Very soft leather. One year guarantee.

McArthur Glen Discount Outlet, Swindon.

Daniel brand of leather goods.

McArthur Glen Discount Outlet, Swindon.

Selection of Clark ladies shoe.

From Swindon we travelled to Southampton where we put up for two nights in another Travelodge hotel. It’s located at Castle Way and has just been opened for three weeks earlier. Literally, it’s a brand new hotel and smells like one. It’s decorated and furnished similar to the one we stayed at Southwark, London. The generous room area is much appreciated as you won’t feel crammed like some other hotel. Limited parking lots available at the basement and public parking behind the hotel.

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The newly opened Travelodge at Castle Way, Southampton.

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The spacious and comfortable room with big bed just like the one at Southwark, London.

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The bathroom.

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Only difference between Southwark is there’s no bath tub.

Day 6 – Bourton-on-the-Water, Cotswold, England

April 2015

From Bibury, we continued our drive to Bourton-on-the-Water which is about half an hour’s journey. Bourton-on-the-Water has been described as the ‘Little Venice’ of the Cotswolds which I however, beg to differ. It is one of the popular tourist destination in the region and daily tours from London are available. It’s a lively town having many shops, cafe’s, and other attractions.

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Venice of the Cotswold?

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Venice part of Bourton-on-the-Water. The stream is probably 1-2 feet deep.

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View of town.

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An attraction worth visiting here in Bourton-on-the-Water is the Model Village situated at the back of the Old New Inn. They both share a small car park and is within 2-3 minutes walking distance to the town center.

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Old New Inn

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Entrance of the Model Village.

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Model Village.

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Model Village.