Burford, The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire
Burford is a charming town, often referred to as ‘The Gateway to the Cotswolds’, lying roughly midway betwixt Oxford and Cheltenham. The High Street is lined with wonderful old buildings and it sweeps down to the River Windrush where there’s a medieval arched bridge. It gets very busy in the summer but it’s worth a visit to explore the side streets and narrow alleyways, and to browse the independent shops (plenty for anyone who likes antiques) and stop for something to eat. If you like pubs try The Royal Oak, the Angel at Burford or the Cotswolds Arms; if cafes are more your thing go to Huffkins or Warwick Hall.