Situated in North Oxfordshire and at the southern gateway of the Cotswolds is beautiful Burford. The famous highstreet heads down towards the river Windrush which is home to a three arched bridge.
Burford has a rich history that dates back to Anglo-Saxon times, it began as an agricultural village and in the early 12th century it gained its market charter. Soon after this, the population grew in size and received town status. The town is home to many medieval churches, with the most famous being St John the Baptist. It still holds onto some of its historic traditions like the Leveller’s day which includes a reconstruction to commemorate the end to the martyrs in the English Civil War as well as an annual festival
Burford attracts visitors from all over the world who flock to see the iconic Georgian, Tudor and historic stone properties. The highstreet is set on an iconic hill lined with shops and restaurants.
The perfect destination for those who want to sightsee and explore quatint side streets to find their history but also those who love to browse independent and antique shops and enjoy a lazy afternoon tea. The town boasts many lovely shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.
What to do in Burford
- Cotswold Wildlife park
- Burford Garden Centre
- Crocodiles of the World
- Tolsey Museum
Where to stay in Burford
There is plenty of choice when it comes to places to stay in Burford with something to suit all budgets. Whether you’re after something boutique, a cozy country pub or prefer self catering there’s something for everyone.
Parking in Burford
There is free car parking by the river at the lower end of the town. Turn right by Mrs Bumbles and follow the road past the church – be careful as you drive round here as there is only room for one car and there are often walkers in the road.
Public toilets in Burford
Public toilets can be found in the car park, they cost 20p to use and are open 7:30am to 7:30pm. Disabled toilets are available and free to use with a radar key.
Burford businesses we love
Huffkins bakery & tea rooms
Cotswold Cheese Co
Places to discover nearby
To the North