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A quiet Cotswold village just a few miles from Burford, famous for the striking 17th century Fettiplace Monuments in the small church.
It is easy to overlook Swinbrook while touring Oxfordshire. It is set in a quiet dell, below the busy A40, yet so well protected from the traffic noise that it seems a world apart. The architecture is typically Cotswolds; pretty cottages of warm-toned stone. There is a vilage pub, but little in the way of "attractions" - that is not a critique at all, for Swinbrook ranks high on my list of favourite Cotswold villages. There is about the place a sense of timelessness and continuity.
If you fancy a scenic drive when travelling to or from Swinbrook, pass the church on your left, and carry on up the road. Turn left onto the signposted single track road which takes you over the hills to Fulbrook. The views from the top of the hill are lovely.
Address: Swinbrook, Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, England
Attraction Type: Village
OS: SP280 121
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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