Explore the medieval market town of Burford, which grew wealthy as a centre of the Cotswold wool trade. With its splendid golden stone cottages, grand merchants' houses, many ancient coaching inns and magnificent parish church, Burford is one of the most impressive and fascinating places in the Cotswolds. Not just about the history, the town remains a bustling local centre famous for its independent shops, tea rooms and restaurants, perfect for a bit of guilt-free window shopping on our virtual tour.
Hello and thanks for visiting. I’m Ian, a professionally qualified guide. I hold the Blue Badge, which is the UK’s highest tour guiding qualification and have many years’ experience guiding in both English and German. My passion is sharing places and stories with people from around the world, and helping them discover more about this country and particularly the Midlands, where I have lived for almost all my life. I have a friendly and informal style and always aim to bring history to life with anecdotes about people and events rather than just dry facts. I love the sense of community with Heygo and enjoy seeing the same people joining multiple tours. On all of my tours you can expect information, humour and friendly conversation. I want you to sit back, relax and enjoy the experience as you take a walk with your new friend in England. Wherever in the world you are from, I look forward to giving you the warmest of British welcomes.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Cotswolds with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Cotswolds. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
Karen ( Sydney Australia) S.
12 July 2021
An interesting and informative tour. Thanks.
07 July 2021
Another nice, pleasant, easy tour of a Cotswold area town with Ian. Always enjoyable tours with lots of learning. Thanks, |an!
Leanne (Ontario, Canada) H.
06 July 2021
Ian is very knowledgeable and so very personable! Would love to do an in person tour with him - he makes you feel so welcome and like you have known him forever. Excellent tour guide - even in the rain!
05 July 2021
Love the Cotswalds - each tour of a different town with Ian I love it more. Definitely on my bucket list. And I like how Ian remains at the end and there is general chat - getting to know each other. Ian is amongst my favourite guide/tours on Heygo.
Wendy 🇨🇦 B.
05 July 2021
Wonderful tour. I cannot get enough of the Cotswolds. And Ian's information and explanations make it that much better. Thank you Ian