Things to see and do - Burford
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Burford Travel guide
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.
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 ..
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..
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..
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..
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,..
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.
12-14 Sheep St GB - OX18 4LW Burford
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..