Within the ten miles…Burford!

August 24, 2012

You gotta love Burford, the ideal Cotswold town. Burh = fortified town and Ford = river crossing. Could there be any other town where Uther Pendragon, King Arthur’s father, gave a golden dragon as a standard? Bet it was a real dragon, bet it breathed fire.
In this lovely, lovely town 15th and 16thC buildings function as homes, shops, hotels and pubs.

So let’s go.
Let’s park up beside this warm stone wall.

Let’s follow the small road to the High street. It’s summer crazy with people.

The High street is full of lovely shops.


And little alleys with shops.

Look at this mix of 15th to 17thC buildings.

The shops give way to cottages and homes.

Many with large archway entrances for horses and carriages, now handy for cars.


The town ends, and we stop at the Windrush River. But now we get to go up the other side!

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5 Comments

  • Reply Frank Gasch August 24, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Thrilling history!!!

    • Reply Veronica August 24, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      Can you imagine? Maybe King Arthur and a golden dragon once lived there.

  • Reply Sabra August 24, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Beautiful. I love your blog.

    • Reply Veronica August 24, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      thank you so much Sabra 🙂

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