Top things to do

Notable Building in Burford

Tolsey House

Perched on sturdy pillars, this unusual 16th-century building was originally the place to pay market tolls.
Zoo in Burford

Cotswold Wildlife Park

Younger visitors in particular will enjoy this hugely popular 64-hectare wildlife centre, 3 miles south of Burford. Among its vast 250-specie menagerie, there are penguins, zebras, lions, reindeer, otters, endangere…
Pub Food in Burford


Set in a stylishly revamped 16th-century coaching inn, this buzzy pub turns out a tasty modern British menu with a choice between refined flavour-packed mains and ‘pub classics’. Enjoy roaring fires and cosy cushion…
Bakery in Burford


Since 1890, Huffkins has been baking and serving delicious scones, cakes and pies. There are branches across the Cotswolds, but this is the original. More substantial fare includes quiches, soups, omelettes, burgers…
Church in Burford

St John the Baptist’s Church

Commenced in 1175 and added to over the years, Burford's sturdy stone church has managed to survive reformers and Roundheads (supporters of parliament against the king in the English Civil War) with its fan-vaulted …
Indian in Burford

Spice Lounge

White linen and brown-leather chairs set the scene for a classy dining experience starring excellent Bangladeshi and Indian fare. All your favourite tandoori dishes and curries feature (with spiciness to personal ta…
Modern British in Burford

The Swan Inn

With a maze of lively rooms, roaring winter fires and bench tables overlooking a gorgeous orchard out the back, this hugely popular riverside gastropub oozes appeal. The seasonal modern British menu mixes a pinch of…
Modern British in Burford

Lamb Inn

Dine at smart candle-lit tables at the luxurious Lamb, which serves top-notch, seasonal modern British cooking in a beautifully converted 15th-century inn bursting with stylish old-fashioned character. There’s less-…
Modern British in Burford


Tucked into a character-filled 15th-century coaching inn, this hotel restaurant delivers beautifully executed brasserie-style dishes that make the most of local ingredients, with options ranging from burgers, steaks…
Church in Burford

St Mary’s Church

Standing in the little village of Swinbrook, 3 miles east of Burford, 12th-century St Mary’s Church displays the remarkably jaunty tombs of the Fettiplace family who dominated the area for 500 years. You can also ge…