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Burford in Oxfordshire Cotswold

About Burford

Welcome to the Burford edition of The Oxford Magazine.

On the steep sides of the Windrush Valley, Burford is a small medieval town that’s often referred to as Oxfordshire’s “Gateway to the Cotswolds”. Burford’s stiff slopes make it somehow more picturesque, especially when you see the town’s rustic stone cottages, half-timbered buildings and regal townhouses on the high street.

Wandering down towards the medieval bridge on the Windrush River you’ll be enticed by the little side streets with their tea rooms, pubs and speciality shops. Allow some time to see the medieval Church of St John the Baptist, which is lavish in the true Wool Church style. And if you’d like to spend the night, there’s a good choice of bed & breakfasts and inns for such a small town.


Local news & stories

West Oxfordshire District Taxi operators ask to increase fares
/ Transport

West Oxfordshire District Taxi operators ask to increase fares

More than 20 of the 105 drivers or operators licensed by the district called on the council for the ability to charge more based on inflation and rising fuel costs.
‘on form’ sculpture exhibition at Asthall Manor to return with splendour for 2022
/ Community

‘on form’ sculpture exhibition at Asthall Manor to return with splendour for 2022

Paying homage to the life of stone carvers and their dedication to their materials, the exhibition will feature 8 sculptors whose works have never been seen at Asthall before as well as some highly-acclaimed favourites.
Grafton Land & Property sells key site in Burford to Porthaven Care Homes
/ Real Estate

Grafton Land & Property sells key site in Burford to Porthaven Care Homes

The site in Burford, which has planning permission for a 60-bed care home, will be the latest addition to the growing Porthaven Care Home portfolio.
Have your say on West Oxfordshire District Council’s 2022/23 budget
/ Government

Have your say on West Oxfordshire District Council’s 2022/23 budget

Residents and businesses are being urged to give their views on where West Oxfordshire District Council’s tax will be spent as it prepares its budget for the next financial year.
Cotswold Wildlife Park celebrates its eighth Rhino birth
/ Culture

Cotswold Wildlife Park celebrates its eighth Rhino birth

Named Molly, after the Head Keeper’s daughter, visitors can see the new calf in the solar-powered Rhino House or the large Rhino paddock overlooking the Manor House.
The Threshing Barn: light and spacious contemporary countryside living
/ Home & Garden

The Threshing Barn: light and spacious contemporary countryside living

One of four barn style properties in an attractive community of just six dwellings on a former farm, thoughtfully designed to echo the charm and character of the original buildings.
Oxfordshire County Council to accelerate A40 improvement scheme
/ Transport

Oxfordshire County Council to accelerate A40 improvement scheme

Plans include better connections into Oxford with acceleration of a new park and ride at Eynsham as part of the Science Transit 2 (ST2) scheme for the A40.
Oxfordshire's independent bookshops
/ Culture

The independent bookshops to explore in Oxfordshire

We are incredibly lucky to have a diverse and vibrant range of independent bookshops in Oxfordshire. Here’s a selection for you explore and celebrate this #IndieBookshopWeek.
Oxfordshire Libraries announces annual short story competition 2021
/ Culture

Oxfordshire Libraries announces annual short story competition for 2021

The winner from each of the three categories will see their short story published as an e-book; available via the library website to be borrowed and read across Oxfordshire.
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