Burford: A Delightful Market Town In The Cotswolds (2023)

Burford, a picturesque town in the Cotswolds (designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1966) serves as the gateway to this vibrant region.

First appearing in the Domesday Book in 1086, King Alfred the Great granted a charter to the city, encouraging traders to settle there.

Strategically, at one of England’s major crossroads ensured that trade was always plentiful, and the town prospered throughout its long history.

Many buildings along High Street date from this era, including The Tolsey – a striking medieval building built on timbers that now houses an intriguing local museum.

The wool trade, which at its height was central to Burford’s prosperity, remained influential for centuries while many other industries flourished nearby or within the town itself.

From Heathrow Airport, Burford is around two hours by car.

The Cotswolds is a region that’s best explored on your own terms, with its winding country roads and hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.

By taking a driving holiday in the Cotswolds, you’ll have the freedom to explore at your own pace and create your own unique adventure.

The region is known as a food lover’s paradise, with a range of local produce and traditional cuisine just waiting to be discovered.

Whether you’re looking for artisanal cheeses, locally brewed ales, or delicious pastries and cakes, the Cotswolds offers a range of culinary delights to suit all tastes.

While you’re here, we recently published a short guide to Cheltenham that you may be interested in reading.

Check out our home page at www.travelcotswolds.com

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