Burford is a small medieval town in the Cotswold hills. Burford is famously known for its beautifully ancient houses in the centre of the countryside. Particularly, the High Street being a popular aspect of the town. As it stretches down towards the river Windrush.
The Captivating town is not only known for its history, but its shopping, antiques and places to eat as well.
Burford was founded during the Saxon period and the original site can be located near the modern priory building. However, Burford was especially known for its wool trade up until the 17th century, along with their many medieval Churches. The most well-known being St John the Baptist Church. Having been built in 1175 but the building we see today is thought to have been the work of the restoration during the medieval period. The beautiful architecture is open for viewing and often holds meetings and events.
Another key aspect of Burford is the famous Cotswold Wildlife park and Gardens. Home to some of the world’s most incredible animals. Along with informative talks about all different species, feeding and meet and greet sessions. As well as larger events such as, World Penguin Day, Lemur Weekend and Birds Of Prey Demonstrations. The opportunities are endless.
Artefacts with an origin as far back as the 15th century.
A fantastic find would be The Tolsey Museum. A small and intriguing collection of the history of the town. The artefacts date as far back as the 15th century and are even linked to Henry VII. As well as displays from the Victorian periods, 1561 and 1605. The early Tudor market building is located on Burford’s main street. Making it conveniently close to Burford’s best pubs and restaurants. This includes the very homely Royal Oak pub. Best known for its delicious classic pub food, ales and atmosphere. Alongside the Royal Oak is The Tea Set, a cosy café with plenty of freshly made scones, sandwiches, cakes and more. But the extravagant Highway Hotel Restaurant is unmissable. The homely inn captures the true essence of Burford and offers a fantastic range of classic and contemporary dishes.