Burford, a charming Oxfordshire town of historic note


Burford - Accommodation, attractions, events and news

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A view of Burford High StreetBurford is an extremely popular town in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds which lies just off the main Oxford to Cheltenham A40. In 2009 it was voted the 6th best place to live in the world by Forbes magazine.

Burford has hardly changed since Georgian times, when it was an important coach stop between Oxford and the West Country. It's magnificent High Street, one of the finest in the Cotswolds, slopes down to a bridge crossing the River Windrush. The High Street is overlooked by mellow golden Cotswold stone buildings including many 17th and 18th century houses.

Burford's prosperity over the centuries has come from wool, quarrying and coaching. Indeed, local stone was used during the building of Blenheim Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral and some of the Oxford colleges.

Burford Accommodation

Burford House
A 17th century landmark on the High Street and, if you believe what you read and hear, one of the most highly regarded small hotels in the Cotswolds.
There are just eight bedrooms, all decorated individually with carefully chosen traditional Farrow & Ball paints. Some have queen or king size beds, some overlook the garden and some the evocative high street.
Telephone: +44 (0)1993 823151

The Bay Tree Hotel
The Bay Tree Hotel is set amidst the celebrated ancient black and white timbered buildings and those constructed from the beautiful honey-coloured local stone, a scene is created which beyond doubt has an aura of yesteryear.

An impressive location for country breaks whatever the season, the Bay Tree is well situated for exploring the countryside, for visiting National Trust properties and famous gardens, for a trip to the races or as a business venue. For a wedding or other special celebration, the Bay Tree provides a delightful setting.
Telephone: +44 (0)1993 822791

Burford Attractions

Tolsey Museum - 123 High Street, Burford

Royal Charters (1350-1605)
Seals and Maces of the Merchant Guide & Corporation of Burford

Bygone industries of Burford
Bell-founding, quarrying, rope making, brewing and saddlery

Renowned doll's house - created by local people in the style perios of Jane Austen

Opening Hours
Mon-Fri - 14:00-17:00
Sat-Sun & Bank holidays - 11:00-17:00
Easter Open
31 October to 31 March Closed
Other times by appointment
Please telephone to confirm opening times

Free admission

Telephone: +44 (0)1993 823236

Burford Events

Burford Events can be found on the Cotswold Events website (www.cotswoldevents.com)

Burford Market Day

Unfortunately, Burford does not have a regular market.

Page last updated 24/08/2012 13:05:50

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