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A Glorious trip to the Cotswolds after Lockdown

 Escape after lockdown, by visiting the quiet Cotswolds. There has never been a better time to visit the Cotswolds where you will be given a very warm welcome. Visit glorious tranquil villages with their winding streams and honey-coloured cottages. 

 

Burford - The Gateway to the Cotswolds

Burford is commonly known  as "the Gateway to the Cotswolds."  Its name id derived from Burgh meaning fortified and ford a crossing of the river. Initially, the town prospered from the wool trade but over the centuries other industries such as weaving, leather tanning, saddle making stonemasonry, brewing and timber production from the local Wychwood forest. King Charles 11 with his mistress Nell Gwynn attended the races at nearby Aldsworth which opened in 1621. These races were second in importance to Newmarket the centre of horse racing and now have become the origin of the now famous Cheltenham races. King Charles and Nell Gwynn named their illegitimate son, Earl of Burford,  after the town. The town later became an important coaching town during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries and still contains many fine hotels and inns.