Burford

With its medieval bridge, old stone houses and attractive Tudor and Georgian frontages, Burford is justifiably called one of the most picturesque towns in England. Often referred to as the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’, the town was originally a fortified Anglo-Saxon ford which later grew to be an important regional crossroads and wealthy wool town.

The 16th century Tolsey building, once the meeting place for medieval merchants, now houses the Burford Museum – a delightful local museum illustrating the town’s social and industrial past. The fine church is a real gem with many interesting memorials charting some of Burford’s great families. Popular events include Leveller’s Day with a reconstruction based on experiences of the Burford Leveller martyrs, and Burford’s biennial festival which includes a Cotswold Heritage day, stalls, music, literary events, special interest talks, theatrical workshops and other events.

Burford is 19 miles west of Oxford, and well worth the 30 minute drive to explore. The Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens as well as the Crocodiles of the World are also in close reach and offer great adventures for the whole family. The Burford Visitor Information Centre is conveniently located in the Town Centre.

Burford also has some wonderful walking nearby. Here is a Burford walk and route map that includes a stroll along the River Windrush.

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Where is Burford?

How to get to Burford

  • 233

    233: Woodstock to Burford via Bladon, Long Hanborough, North Leigh, Witney, Minster Lovell and Carterton. Buses depart every 30 minutes (hourly on Sundays).

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  • S1: Oxford to Witney

    Travel from Oxford on the S1 to Witney to connect onto the 233 to Burford.

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  • S3 or 7

    Travel from Oxford on the S3 or 7 to Woodstock to connect onto the 233 to Burford.

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May 2022

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sibel Tuzun Live In Oxford

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£30

Join us for night of live music with renowned Turkish singer Sibel Tuzun. Sibel Tuzun is a Turkish pop/rock/jazz singer and songwriter currently based in London. It has been 30+…

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Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2LW United Kingdom
£10

University of Oxford Student Company: Founding Fellas Productions You ain’t seen nothing yet Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, Carrie tells the familiar story of a lonely girl in a…

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May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Angela Gheorgiu

Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3AZ United Kingdom
£5 – £60

Our season of great singers continues with the Oxford debut of Angela Gheorghiu. It was Verdi with which the Romanian soprano sprang to international attention more than two decades ago,…

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