Things to do - Burford Garden Company

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Burford Garden Company, Shilton Road, Burford OX18 4PA

We are located on the edge of the medieval town of Burford, listed as the sixth most idyllic place to live in Europe by Forbes Magazine, so we are now rubbing shoulders with the likes of Gaiole in Tuscany and St-Remy-de-Provence. High praise indeed!

Oxfordshire and the wider Cotswolds has a lot more to offer the visitor – whether you are on a flying day visit along the A40 from London, or you're up for a week's leisurely holiday in our glorious countryside.

Whilst in the area

Here's our informed 'secret' guide on what you should do, where to eat and where you should visit

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Dormy House
Set high above the beautiful village of Broadway, Dormy House Hotel and Spa is the perfect, luxury rural retreat.
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StayCotswold Property Collection
Visiting the Cotswolds? Take a look at StayCotswold's collection of boutique accommodation.
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The Bull Inn
Relaxed yet elegant, the Bull Inn at Charlbury offers a wonderful home from home experience.
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Feathered Nest, Nether Westcote
Offering great views across the Evenlode Valley, this converted malthouse is one of our favourites. The food, along with the wine list, ...
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​Five Alls, Filkins
Our local, as we like to put it, and very lovely it is too. There are two restaurant areas, a large garden and cosy snug area. Bedrooms are well decorated of course, ...
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​Swan at Swinbrook
The historic Swan at Swinbrook has arguably the prettiest setting of any pub in the country, and appears in the 'Downton Abbey' TV series. Quintessentially English, and nestled in the Windrush Valley...
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​Compton Verney
A bit of a hidden secret, this award-winning art gallery is set amongst stunning Capability Brown landscaped grounds in the north Cotswolds. One of the best galleries outside London in our view, ...
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​Ashmolean at Broadway
Established as an offshoot of the world famous Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, the Broadway Museum is housed in the 17th century Tudor House on the High Street in Broadway. Special exhibitions...
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​Snowshill Manor
Perhaps less well-known than its more celebrated neighbour, Hidcote Manor and Gardens, Snowshill is certainly worth a visit. An unpretentious Cotswold manor house, it is packed with ...
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​William Morris at Kelmscott Manor
Kelmscott Manor, a Grade I listed property adjacent to the River Thames, is the former Cotswold retreat of William Morris. The house contains an outstanding collection of Morris' possessions and works...
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​Blenheim Palace Estate
Blenheim Palace is a splendid place to visit. Or you can avoid the tourist crowds at the main palace itself and park up in the layby by Combe Lodge, just outside the village of Combe...
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​Cornbury Park
Set off from the village of Finstock or Charlbury, and take advantage of the many permissive and public footpaths running through this beautiful 1700-acre working estate, ...
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​Painswick and Slad Valley
Made famous by Laurie Lee of Cider with Rosie fame, the steep Slad and Painswick Valleys to the north of Stroud provide spectacular views across Cotswold woollen mill country...
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​Cotswold Farm Park
You can sample life on a farm with a visit to farmer and TV presenter Adam Henson's Cotswold Farm Park. Visitors can get up close to rare breed cattle and sheep, climb the viewing tower, and ...
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On Form at Asthall Manor
This month–long biennial event is the only exhibition dedicated exclusively to stone sculpture in the UK. The garden setting of the Manor is exquisite and it is hard to think of a more perfect...
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​Wilderness Festival
Set in the glorious surrounds of the Cornbury Estate, this mixed arts, music and foodie festival attracts a diverse and lively audience to the Cotswolds. Always colourful, always theatrical and ...
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Quenington Fresh Air
Fresh Air is a biennial exhibition, running on alternate years to Asthall's On Form. Featuring mixed media sculpture and arts ...
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​Chipping Norton Literary Festival
​Chipping Norton Literary Festival
Known locally as ChipLit, this buzzy festival has grown in stature in recent years. With more than 50 literary events taking place over a four-day period in April each year, ...
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​Cornbury Music Festival
Taking place in early July each year, the eclectic line-up and feel of this festival is reminiscent of the early, smaller Glastonbury festivals. Boutique, family-friendly and always relaxed, ...
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