Burford Tourist Information Burford is a small community of around 1,000 residents that is known as one of England’s prettiest small towns in Oxfordshire. The merchants of the town were granted a charter over 900-years ago that allowed them to hold their own markets. To this date, the business owners in Burford continue the traditions…

Rousham House is a large, regal-looking manor house located in Oxfordshire in the Cotswolds.  The house was first constructed around the year 1635 and has never left the ownership of its original family in all the centuries since.  It has however been remodeled a number of times, most notably by William Kent in the 18th…

There are some magnificent places to visit in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and Blenheim Palace is no exception. In fact as famous houses throughout the UK go Blenheim Palace is widely recognised as one of the most exquisite stately homes in the country. In fact even this year it was awarded the Green Business Silver award…

If you are looking a family day out that has something to suit everyone then Broughton Castle is the place for you. Arguably Broughton Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in England, surrounding in picturesque scenery and magnificent buildings alongside water and woods. This landscape will truly take your breath away and makes…

Faringdon is a mid-sized market town in the Vale of the White Horse in Oxfordshire.  The Vale is wedged between the River Thames and the River Ock.  Faringdon was the first town in England to achieve Fairtrade Town status in 2004.  The town is a half hour drive away from Oxford. Due to its strategic…

Woodstock is a captivating market town in Oxfordshire just ten miles north of Oxford on the way to Broadway and Worcester.  It sits surrounded by the Glyme Valley which was once a part of Wynchwood Forest.  This is the origin of the town’s name which in Anglo-Saxon means “Clearing in the woods.” Woodstock itself is…

Chipping Norton has the highest elevation of any town in Oxfordshire.  Its site was previously occupied by a Norman castle with a commanding view of the hills.  The word “Chipping” in its name is derived from an old English word, “ceapen,” which means market. Chipping Norton has had a profitable market since the Middle Ages. …

If you want to go somewhere quiet and secluded on your Cotswolds trip, you may want to meander over to Charlbury in Oxfordshire, a small market town well out of the way in the Evenload valley.  The town is hemmed in by the Wychwood Forest and has a 600 acre estate known as Cornbury Park.…