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Welcome to the Burford web site which contains details on Burford accommodation (Burford hotel and bed and breakfast information), attractions in the Burford area and other information on this Cotswold town.

In 2008 Burford was voted the 6th in Europe's Most Idylic Places To Live by Forbes Magazine. Though their description of a mountainous region inhabited by Kate Moss and Kate Winslett was a little wide of the mark. Yes, Kate Moss and Kate Winslett do have place in the Cotswolds, but not in Burford. And although the Cotswold Hills can be spectacular, mountainous is perhaps an exaggeration.

View of Burford in Oxfordshire

Burford is an extremely popular town in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds that 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.

Tolsey Hall is a Tudor house with an open ground floor. The house is located on the corner of Sheep Street, itself a reminder of the importance of the wool trade in the area.

Burford has a large free car park just off the main High Street, and roadside parking in High Street itself (though it can be difficult to park on the roadside during busy times).

You will find a selection of shops, mostly small independent retailers, but there is a scattering of better known outlets such a Budgens (mini supermarket). A number of art galleries, most notably Wren Fine Art, will please art lovers.

Barclays Bank can be found on the High Street as can The Oxford Shirt Company and the excellent Burford News newsagent whos range of magazines would put many larger newsagents to shame!

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The parish church of St John is tucked away down one of the small side streets that radiate off the High Street. Originally Norman, but remodelled in the fifteenth century, the Church is well worth a visit.

Inside the church you will find a Renaissance monument to Edmund Harman, barber and surgeon to Henry VIII. It is decorated with Red Indians. The four Amazonian Indians are said to be the first representation of the Native Americans in Britain.

  Parish Church of St John in Burford

The Cotswolds in an area of outstanding natural beauty of England and is much visited by tourists from home and abroad. Its Cotswold stone buildings, low density of population and history make it a place that you will want to visit again and again.