Where is Fairford?
Fairford is situated in the North of the Cotswolds, about 15 miles due North of Swindon and 20 miles due West of Oxford. The region itself is in the South West of England. On a more local scale its about a 20 minute drive from Cirencester and in the opposite direction about a 20 minute drive from RAF Brize Norton.
Useful web links for people on TDY and PCS
Some not only contain information about staying the night but also more general information about the area.
http://www.visitengland.com/ – Visitor Information about all of England
http://www.visitlondon.com/ – The same information but about London
http://www.stonehenge.org.uk/ – The web site for the Stonehenge monument
http://www.romanbaths.co.uk/ – Web site for the Roman Baths and Bath town
http://www.cotswolds.info/ – Information on the local Fairford region
http://www.fairford.org/ – The Fairford town’s web site
Where to Stay
There are plenty of places to board in the Cotswolds, known in England as bed and breakfasts. However due to its demand in small Cotswold towns and villages it tends to be expensive. Saying that most places put their prices up for the weekend of the Air Tattoo! More reasonable, although more commercial, accommodation can be found closer to the bigger towns such as Oxford and Swindon. There are many pros and cons for staying close to Fairford for the Air Tattoo. If you’re nearby you won’t have so many country roads to navigate and travelling back each night shouldn’t take so long, however with all the police after each night of the Air Tattoo taking a left instead of a right at a junction to get home might not always be possible! Booking in advance is mandatory, by late Spring you’ll be lucky to find anywhere with free rooms.
Cirencester Tourist Information can be contacted at the following address:
Tourist Information Centre,
Market Place, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2NW, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0) 1285 654180