For my last full day in the Cotswolds I had planned to visit several smaller villages and places, but the coldest night (and day) England had seen in years, made me change my plans. Single track roads weren´t ploughed and quite icy with frozen snow and as I wasn´t completely certain the car could take this, I just decided to visit Burford and Blenheim Palace later on. And this was the point that decision was made – I tried…
Named “one of the most idyllic places” by Forbes magazine the medeaval town is also known as “the gateway to the Cotswolds”.
The Parish Church of St. John the Baptist dates from the 15th century with a Norman tower.
Burford lovely High Street offers a lot to see and browse. From cottages to baroque style houses from the 15th to 17th century, independent shops and pubs. Between the 14th and 17th century Burford was an important centre for wool trade.
The broad main street slopes gently down to the river and is lined with dignified old houses and ancient cottages and many shops all of which appear little changed since Tudor times as witnessed by the precarious angles the buildings have come to rest at. (Burford Tourism)