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The Joy of Learning – Burford

Tip 91 – The joy of learning Burford is the quintessential Cotswold town that often comes out in surveys as being one of the desirable places to live in the UK. It has an idyllic setting with the town gently rising uphill from the banks of the River Windrush with lovely shops to explore and many hidden treasures to stumble upon. It was the wool of the Cotswolds that brought the town its medieval... read more

Don’t waste time trying to fight the natural order of things – Bibury Village

Tip 89 – Don’t Waste Time Trying to Fight the Natural Order of Things Bibury is one of the most popular tourist spots in the whole of the Cotswolds and it’s not hard to see why. The crystal clear waters of the River Coln flow through the heart of the village brimming with trout, where swans nest and birdsong fills the air. A row of ancient weaver’s stone cottages, the iconic... read more

Always show appreciation – The Fox Inn at Little Barrington

Tip 31 – Always show appreciation The Fox Inn is a traditional 17th Century Cotswold Country Inn, with a real sense of atmosphere which makes it somewhere rather special – a hidden gem within a beautiful part of the Cotswolds. The Fox Inn is set in the beautiful village of Great Barrington just a few minutes away from Burford on the Oxfordshire – Gloucestershire border. The Fox Inn... read more

Life can be great fun – If you see the funny side – Shilton Ford

Tip 13 – Life can be great fun – if you see the funny side! The small village of Shilton lies on the Oxfordshire side of the Cotswolds with some fine Cotswold stone houses and cottages. Historically the first reference to Shilton occurs as “Sculfton” in a charter dated 25 January 1205 though at that time it was within Berkshire before the county boundaries changed. In the 1205 transaction King... read more

Know How Lucky You Are – Fairford Mill

Tip 59 – Know How Lucky You Are. There has been a mill on this spot from time immemorial, one of three mills within the manor of Fairford since 1066 and mentioned in the Domesday book. In 1296 the site included a fulling mill but by 1307 there were only corn mills. Set in an idyllic location beside the river Coln the mill remains as peaceful today as it ever was despite the occasional tourist... read more

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