The town of Burford is situated within the scenic Cotswold Hills, in the west of the county of Oxfordshire, in England. It is a mere 18 miles away from the popular university city of Oxford and very close to Cheltenham and other parts of the southern Midlands. Your self catering accommodation in Burford is likely to come in the form of an apartment within the town of Burford itself, or a cosy and comfortable cottage in the more rural parts.
You will be very pleased to discover that there are plenty of activities to enjoy on your holidays in Burford. Within the town and surrounding area you may choose to indulge in the likes of swimming, fishing, cycling and mountain biking, tennis, badminton, jogging, nature walking and full hiking trails. There are also some great golf courses to enjoy in this part of England and even across the border in Wales.
During your holidays in Burford you really will be ideally placed to be able to visit one of the most beautiful parts of England. Specifically, the Cotswold Hills, which are regarded as being one of the most scenic areas of the UK. You may also wish to head into the county city of Oxford, as it is only around a half an hour’s drive away. This city of spires is renowned as being home to one of the world’s top universities. Regency Cheltenham is a very short drive in the opposite direction and considering the size of the town, it actually has some great shopping opportunities. Other towns and cities close to your self catering accommodation in Burford include Swindon, Gloucester, Malmesbury, Chippenham and Salisbury, which is ideally located close to Stonehenge.
Visitors on their holidays in Burford will no doubt discover that this part of England often enjoys some of the warmest temperatures in the whole of the UK. Summer temperatures average around 21 degrees Celsius, but in the last decade, it was not unusual for them to peak well over 30 degrees. Winter months see an average temperature of around 7 to 8 degrees Celsius. The average rainfall in this part of England is over 30 inches per year.
The town of Burford is well placed with regard to the motorway infrastructure: it is reached easily from either the M4 or M5. If you are looking to rely upon air travel from other parts of the UK, you may wish to use either Bristol (BRS) or Birmingham International (BHX). Both have connections with cities that are a fair distance away, including Aberdeen (ABZ), Newcastle(NCL), Manchester (MAN), Edinburgh (EDI) and Glasgow (GLA).