Photos - Burford, northern Cotswolds
A walk through the market town of Burford, on the River Windrush in the northern Cotswolds. Burford, the eastern "Gateway to the Cotswolds" on the main road from Oxford, was once a main coaching stop and a thriving market town but that changed when the railway went through in another part of the Cotswolds. Burford is not a typical golden Cotswold-stone village, but instead is a collection of mixed styles of historic buildings. The town starts at the top of a hill and slopes steeply down to the River Windrush. The main road through town is not busy. The sidewalks are wide and the road is wide, with parking along both sides. There are a few pretty streets off the main street. Read more about Burford.