Orientation & Geography

Europe, United Kingdom, Oxfordshire

Burford (pronounced /ˈbɝːfɚd/) is a small town on the River Windrush in the Cotswold hills in west Oxfordshire, England, about 18 miles (29 km) west of Oxford, 22 miles (35 km) southeast of Cheltenham and only 2 miles (3.2 km) from the Gloucestershire boundary. The toponym derives from the Old English words burh meaning fortified town or hilltown and ford meaning ford (crossing).