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Burford : Michelin's recommendations


Set in the Cotswolds, Burford was once a wool trade centre and later an important coaching town. It declined from 1812 onwards, when a turnpike road (now the A40) bypassed it. It has a wealth of beautifully preserved buildings that are nearly all of Cotswold limestone. Today, Burford offers visitors an archetypal example of a Cotswold town. Its only main street descends to the pretty River Windrush before crossing it.

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Tourist attractions Burford : Things to see and do

  • Slightly apart from the town, the large St John the Baptist Church, its tall spire rising gracefully above the water meadows is Norman in origin. The building has a wide variety of elements dating from different periods. The pinnacled three-storey 15..

  • The peaceful setting of this nature park (49 ha) and gardens is home to a wide variety of wild animals: rhinoceroses, zebras and ostriches, protected by discreet ditches, tigers and leopards in lawned enclosures, monkeys and otters in the old walled ..

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Hotels Burford

  • The Bay Tree Hotel

    Sheep Street GB - Burford OX18 4LW

    An enchanting Cotswold retreat in the picturesque town of Burford, few could resist the rustic charm of this 16th century residence, whether it is for a leisure break, business trip or special occasion. Bay Tree won Small Hotel of the Year at the Na..

  • The Golden Pheasant Hotel

    91 High Street GB - Burford OX18 4QA

    In the heart of the Oxfordshire town of Burford, the 18th-century Golden Pheasant boasts oak beams, stone fireplaces, and hearty food. Just 18 miles from Oxford and a 30-minute drive from Blenheim Palace. Rooms each include an en suite bathroom, fre..

  • Cotswold Gateway Hotel

    Cheltenham Road GB - Burford OX18 4HX

    Serving local produce, offering a friendly welcome, efficient service and a pleasantly relaxed atmosphere, this former 18th century inn is ideal for those seeking to explore the Cotswold region. Originally a resting and overnight point for travell..

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Restaurants Burford

  • Lamb Inn Traditional pubs serving food 

    Sheep St GB - OX18 4LR Burford

    Delightful collection of 15C weavers' cottages with a gloriously cosy feel. The elegant, candlelit dining room offers a tasting menu and an à la carte of classic dishes; a simpler menu is served in the bar and sitting rooms. Chatty service. Charming,..

  • Rose & Crown Traditional pubs serving food 

    GB - OX18 4AB Shilton

    Charming Cotswold stone pub with flickering fires, exposed beams and a welcoming owner. Meats are from local farms and game, from nearby shoots. Gutsy country cooking is full of flavour and reasonably priced; Sunday lunch is popular.

  • Bay Tree Restaurant within a Michelin recommended hotel (or restaurant) 

    12-14 Sheep St GB - OX18 4LW Burford

  • Swan Inn Traditional and pleasant pubs serving food 

    GB - OX18 4DY Swinbrook

    Wisteria-clad, honey-coloured pub on the riverbank, boasting a lovely garden filled with fruit trees. The charming interior displays an open oak frame and exposed stone walls hung with old lithographs and handmade walking sticks. The daily menu showc..

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