It is one of the most popular of the region's lovely towns, most of the buildings being constructed of the glowing Cotswolds stone.
The main street tumbles down the hill to a mediaeval bridge which still carries traffic over the charming little River Windrush.
Like so many of the towns in both the Cotswolds and East Anglia, Burford's prosperity in the Middle Ages came from wool. It was because of wool that so many fine buildings could be afforded, such as the Lamb Inn and the Falkland hotel.
The excellent St. Johns Church lies just off the main street at the bottom of the hill, by the river. It was an altercation with the vicar that led William Morris to found the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.
The old market hall, halfway up the street, is known as the Tolsey, and now serves as a museum.
"The Countryman" magazine is published at Burford.