The distinctive High street is long and steep and contains houses, shops and inns some of which date from 1400. The crooked, lichen encrusted roofs and leaning walls of the hotels, shops, tea rooms and ancient inns mean that you won’t find two buildings the same. The town also has a splendid church, part of which is Norman and was used in the English Civil War as a prison by Oliver Cromwell.
Open to the public since 1970, two miles south of Burford is the Cotswold Wildlife Park. Set in 160 acres of parkland and gardens around a listed Victorian Manor House, The Park is home to a fascinating and varied collection of mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates from all over the world.