The Cotswolds hills to the west of Oxford are home to some of England’s prettiest villages. Medieval wool production and exporting made this the most prosperous area of England. The buildings are built in the local Cotswold stone, a beautiful sandy coloured limestone – it gives the area its distinctive character. Visit the Slaughter’s; named after the land owning family, Burford; made fashionable by Charles II and picturesque Bibury.
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