The Highway Inn situated in Burford in the Cotswolds

The Highway Inn situated in Burford in the Cotswolds

The Highway Inn situated in Burford in the Cotswolds. Located on the A40, it presents a picturesque historic High Street, with a backdrop of rolling hills.


The Highway, our truly delightful Burford Inn, is centrally located amongst the individually owned businesses, boutiques & antique shops. There is a free Museum and an excellent visitors' centre.

Wonderful architecture, rolling hills, rivers and wildlife.....

Car parking

The hotel has no designated off street parking but there is parking on the main High Street (opposite is free, immediately outside has a two hours parking limit between 8am-6pm Monday-Saturday), on side streets and a free town car park at the bottom of the High Street near the Church.

Lovely overnight break

We stayed in the lovely 4 poster room, which looks on to the Main Street of Burford. Lovely hotel and breakfast was beautiful. Would stay again and would recommend.
Great base to tour the Cotswolds.

Reviewed by Claire W 24 Nov 2017


In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty such as the Cotswolds, it is difficult to select just one or two places to visit.  Below you will find a few of our suggestions to help you make a decision:


Hidcot Manor gardens - 24 miles

A celebrated 20th Century garden, near Chipping Campden, Hidcote is one of the country's great gardens.  You'll never forget the exquisite rooms, each with its own unique character.  Discover rare shrubs and trees, herbaceous borders and unusual plants from around the world,=.  The garden changes in harmony with the seasons, from vibrant spring bulbs to autumn’s spectacular Red Border.

Batsford Arboretum - 16 miles

The 56 acre arboretum at Batsford is home to one of the largest private tree collections in the country, providing something of interest throughout the year and famed for trees which originate in Japan and China. The collection includes a number of Red Date species which are extinct in the wild and several UK champion trees famed for their size.  The arboretum has a fascinating history much of which is reflected in the planning and design you see today.


Chastleton House - 16 miles

A rare gem of a Jacobean country house, Chastleton House was built between 1607 and 1612 by a prosperous wool merchant as an impressive statement of wealth and power.  Owned by the same increasingly impoverished family until 1991, the house remained essentially unchanged for nearly 400 years as the interiors and contents gradually succumbed to the ravages of time.  With virtually no intrusion from the 21st century, this fascinating place exudes an informal and timeless atmosphere in a gloriously unspoilt setting.

Blenheim Palace - 18 miles

Home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.  Visit the gilded State Rooms, which house one of the finest collections in Europe, and the Churchill Exhibition, which includes the room where Sir Winston Churchill was born in 1874.  Situated in Woodstock, just 8 miles from Oxford, Blenheim Palace is surrounded by over 2,000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland, the great lake and beautiful formal gardens.

Sudeley Castle - 21 miles

The history of Sudeley Castle and its award-winning gardens spans over a thousand years and contains many varied tales of royal associations, wars and periods of neglect and subsequent restoration.  Although the castle remains a family home, the 15th century west wing which houses the exhibitions and coffee shop, St Mary’s Church where Katherine Parr lies buried, the gardens, Pheasantry, medieval ruins and adventure playground are open to the public.  Sudeley’s glorious gardens are amongst the very best in England, from the centerpiece Queens’ Garden, billowing with hundreds of varieties of old fashioned roses, to the Herbal Healing Gardens.

Chedworth Roman Villa - 14 miles

Chedworth Roman Villa was home to some of the richest people in the country during its heyday in the 4th century.  Visit the intriguing ruins of one of the largest Romano-British villas in the country; marvel at some of the amazing inventions brought to this country by the Romans – including mosaics, bathhouses, latrines and even under floor heating; get up close to the mosaics, some of which were excavated within the last few years, on state of the art walkways; and walk in the footsteps of the Victorian gamekeeper who unearthed the first clues to what lay beneath an ordinary field in the heart of the Cotswolds in the newly refurbished museum.


Daylesford Organic Farm - 11 miles

Daylesford Farm is one of the most sustainable farms in the UK, located over 2000 acres of beautiful countryside of the English Cotswolds, owned by Sir Anthony and Lady Bamford.  As well as award winning food in the farm shop and café, there is a host of things to see and do: farm tours (2-3 a year) and farm walks, a cookery school and organic farm school and relaxing treatments at the Bamford Hay Barn.


Cotswold Wildlife Park - 2 miles

The Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens exhibits over 260 different species of animals and is the largest privately owned zoological collection in the UK.  The park is set in 160 acres of landscaped parkland and gardens 2 miles south of Burford.  It is perfect for a family day out with an adventure playground, children’s farmyard and a train (that runs from April to October).

Cotswold Farm Park - 16 miles

Cotswold Farm Park is home to Britain’s most comprehensive collection of rare breeds of British farm animals.  It is very mush a working farm, with plenty of activities for the youngsters, including rabbits and guinea pigs to stroke, lambs and goat kids to bottle feed, piglets to meet, seasonal demonstrations (lambing, shearing and milking), farm safari ride, 2 mile Wildlife Walk and play areas both indoors and outside.

Roves Farm - 16 miles

Roves Farm is a 166 hectare working, mixed, open farm and a great family day out, come fain or shine.  There is plenty to do come rain or shine! With free tractor rides, animal racing at weekends and school holidays (Mar-Oct), animal feeding and handling, a family trail and family farm walks along with indoor and outdoor play areas, including Bouncy Castle and an under 5’s area.

Birdland - 9 miles

Birdland is set in 7 acres of woodland, the River Windrush, ponds and gardens with over 500 bird inhabitants. Flamingos, pelicans, penguins, cranes, storks, cassowary and waterfowl can be seen on various aspects of the water habitat.  There are also over 50 aviaries of parrots, falcons, pheasants, hornbills, toucans, touraocs, pigeons, ibis and many more, whiles the Desert House is home to the more delicate species.

Far Peak

Far Peak Climbing Centre is a superb indoor climbing facility, offering climbing and bouldering for all ages and abilities. Perfect for a day out with the kids, climbing starts from 3 years old upwards.  There is also a Low Ropes Course and Tree Climb set in woodlands if the weather is fine!


Chipping Camden - 20 miles

Chipping Camden is a small market town within the Cotswolds district of Gloucestershire.  It is notable for its elegant terraced high street, dating from the 14th century to the 17th century.  Today it is a popular tourist destination with old inns, hotels, specialist shops and restaurants.  The high street is lined with honey-coloured limestone buildings, built from the mellow locally-quarried limestone known as Cotswold stone, and boasts a wealth of fine vernacular architecture.  At its centre stands the Market Hall with its splendid arches, built in 1627.

Cheltenham - 22 miles

Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa is a large spa town and borough located 20 miles to west.   It is home of the flagship race of British steeplechase horse racing, the Gold Cup, the main event of the Cheltenham Festival held every March.  Regency town houses characterized by intricate ironwork balconies and painted stucco facades line the historic Promenade, squares and terraces.  With its award winning gardens, impressive range of stylish shops and restaurants, and its festivals of horse racing, music and literature, it has wide-ranging appeal.

Stratford-Upon-Avon - 31 miles

Stratford has Anglo-Saxon origins, and developed as a market town during the medieval period.  The original charters of the town were granted in 1196, making Stratford over 800 years old.  Internationally renowned for the Royal Shakespeare Company, its iconic home the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Shakespeare houses, five beautifully preserved Tudor homes and gardens, all directly linked with William Shakespeare and his family.

Oxford - 20 miles

Oxford is the oldest university city in the UK, on the rivers Thames and Cherwell.  Together with Cambridge (the second oldest university city and Oxford’s great rival), Oxford has long represented the English academic establishment and elite (“Oxbridge”), a haven of tradition and endeavor.  Oxford’s famous “Dreaming Spires” refer to the medieval churches and colleges that dominate the modern town in all their Gothic splendor, contrasting with the bustling high street stores and restaurants.