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Burford is a picturesque village in the Cotswolds.

Get in

By bus

A number of different buses run between Burford and other local towns.

By car

By car you can reach Burford easily via the A40 from Oxford or Cheltenham directions. Otherwise you can come in from the direction of Stow-on-the-Wold on the A424 which is a beautiful drive.

There is a free car-park at the bottom end of town, and car-parking on the streets. Be careful, though, as parking in some areas is limited to 2 hours - this is clearly marked. Most of the hotels also have their own car-parking.

By train

There's no station in Burford, but the nearest one is in Kingham, which is on the line to Oxford and Worcester. There are direct trains to London Paddington twice an hour.

Get around

The town is small enough to walk everywhere. The lovely high street has many shops, pubs and tea rooms to spend a pleasant afternoon browsing.

See

  • St John the Baptist. Large anglican church in Burford. Built in 1175, the church has some interesting features.

Do

Walk. There is a lovely walk from Burford to Little and Great Barrington. [1]

Buy

  • W. J. Castle, 111 High Street, Burford, OX18 4RG, +44 1993 822113. Fantastic butchers.

As with much of the Cotswolds antiques are a big thing in Burford. There are regular Antique fairs which take place at the church and in one of the buildings on the high street. There are also a number of constant antique shops selling some beautiful things.

Eat

  • Huffkins Tea Room, 98 High Street Burford, +44 1993 822126. M-Sa 9AM-6PM. Su 10AM-6PM. A lovely tea room serving anything from a traditional cream tea with home-baked scones to a good plate of bangers and mash. Very popular with locals and tourists alike. Child friendly. mid range.
  • The Mermaid, 78 High Street, Burford. OX18 4QF, +44 1993 822193. Restaurant serving traditional food in a traditional setting.
  • Wychwood Deli, The Green, Milton-under-Wychwood, Burford. 9AM-5PM. Local deli.

Drink

There are a number of good pubs in Burford with pints costing around £2.50 to £3 each.

  • The Bay Tree, Sheep St. Nice pub.
  • Royal Oak, Whitney St. Good pub, run by locals.

Sleep

  • The Fox Inn, Great Barrington, +44 1451 844385. A traditional pub in small village near Burford. On the River Windrush, with great garden and traditional pub meals. Worth a visit for a pint, or to stay.

Go next

Oxford isn't too far away and is a good next stop if you're leaving the Cotswolds. Bus no. 853 runs to Oxford and surrounding towns. Check the schedule as this does not run frequently - especially on Sunday.

If you want to see other attractive villages in the Cotswolds, then Broadway, Chipping Norton, Cirencester, Moreton-in-Marsh and Stow-on-the-Wold could be good places to head to.

Roads are flat and good for cycling.

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