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Trains go from London's Paddington Station to nearby Moreton-in-Marsh, a trip of 1 1/2 hours. For information, call tel. 0845/748-4950 or visit www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk. From here, take a Pulhams Bus Company coach (tel. 01451/820369; www.pulhamscoaches.com) 9.5km (6 miles) to Bourton-on-the-Water. Trains also run from London to Cheltenham and Kingham; while somewhat more distant than Moreton-in-Marsh, both have bus connections to Bourton-on-the-Water.

National Express buses run from Victoria Coach Station in London to both Cheltenham and Stow-on-the-Wold. For schedules and information, call tel. 0871/781-81-81 or visit www.nationalexpress.co.uk. Pulhams Bus Company operates about four buses per day from both towns to Bourton-on-the-Water.

If you're driving from Oxford, head west on the A40 to the junction with the A429 (Fosse Way). Take it northeast to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.