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TOUR 2 - Stow-on-the-Wold - Burford - Northleach - Bibury - Bourton - The Slaughters
Stow-on-the-Wold is a beautiful market town standing at the junction of seven major roads including the Roman Fosseway. It is famous as one of the Cotswolds wool towns which had a large annual sheep fair. Nowadays it is a major local shopping area with antique shops, art galleries and nice pubs and restaurants.
Burford is situated in north Oxfordshire, 20 miles west of Oxford and is considered the southern gateway to the Cotswolds. A beautiful Cotswolds town, its high street sloping from the high Wolds down to the willow fringed river Winrush in the pretty Winrush Valley. This town is known for its shopping, pubs, restaurants and local tea shops.
Northleach lies on a plateau in a sheltered position 9 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold. It is a largely under-developed Cotswold village, whose spacious central square surrounded by rows of late medieval cottages. Notable is the 15th century church of St Peter and St Paul erected at the height of the wall boom.
Bibury is situated on the river Coln 9 miles from Burford. It was once described as one of the most beautiful villages in the Cotswolds, with its water meadow and 16th century cottages. Now known for its antique shops, restaurants and a trout farm.
Bourton-on-the-Water is only 4 miles from Stow-on-the-Wold and has been described as the Venice of the Cotswolds. It is one of the most popular tourist spots in the region with many shops, cafes and attractions.
The Slaughters are just over one mile from Bourton-on-the-Water. They are two rambling villages of Cotswolds stone mentioned in the Domes Day book.