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The Burford Tour

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What better way of discovering Burford when you arrive for your holiday than a 45 minute guided tour of the town? With small parties of no more than 12, Roger, your guide will take you on a trip through two thousand years of Burford’s fascinating past from The Tolsey building on the High Street. Using original artefacts that you can hold and inspect, you will hear stories of the famous and infamous, and the booms and the busts that have made this old town the historic gem it is today.

Hear why King Charles named his six-year old son, of the highwaymen brothers who have become part of the English language. Whether you are from the other side of the world or an adjacent English county, you will finish your Tour looking at Burford with a new insight that will really enhance your stay.

Only £5 per person, tickets may be booked from Burford’s Visitor Information Centre or from Roger at the start of your Tour. Tours run regularly every day except Mondays (Bank Holidays excepted), five times a day. Check out previous customers’ reviews on Trip Advisor, The Burford Tour.

The Tolsey

The upper story dates back to 1526 but the stone columns and base possibly date back at least three centuries earlier. See the scars where Cromwell’s elite troopers shot down the rebel Leveller guards years ago.

The Manor Court

Hear how an ambitious lawyer prised control from the town’s own corporation – and the unforeseen boom this decision unleashed.

The High Street

Why does the High Street have in its paving half-way up the street? Learn of the trade far more valuable than wool, for far longer.

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The Church

What exactly happened on the 17th May 1649? What was ‘Black Tom’ Fairfax’s response to Leveller talk of solidarity? Whose silver tongue saved himself from certain death?

Find all the answers on your next Burford Tour.

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