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Postcode: OX16 | code search
Population: 43000
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Birthplace of:
Sir Alan Hodgkin
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Food Legends:
Banbury Cakes
Folk Customs:
Boars Head Feast
Hunting the Mallard
Magdalen College Oxford Outdoor Sermon
Needle and Thread Ceremony
The Bampton Morris

Banbury Events

Edgcote Tournament

Banbury Folk Festival
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Brook Cottage Garden
"Took a groups people from Merseyside to visit this garden to be told by the occupant that they bought the house two years ago and has not been open to ..." More

Water Fowl Sanctuary and Children's Animal Centre
"Very disappointed will not be returning. Place very tired and in desperate need of TLC. Shame, could be a very nice place to visit with children. Maybe new,younger, passionate staff ..." More

Water Fowl Sanctuary and Children's Animal Centre
"A beautiful un commercialised little gem. Very simple, yet a haven for animals. A very enjoyable visit , and most enjoyable for children. So nice to see somewhere where you ..." More

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‘Ride a Cock Horse to Banbury Cross’ is what most people remember Banbury for. The English nursery rhyme is probably based on a lady from the Fiennes family whose ancestral home, Broughton Castle, is three miles out of Banbury. She can be seen in all her splendour on the North Bar, just near the famous Banbury Cross. At one time Banbury had many crosses but they were destroyed by the Puritans in 1600s. Banbury remained without a cross until 1859 when the current cross, set in the middle of a roundabout, joining the North Bar and South Bar, was erected to commemorate the marriage of Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter. Supposedly the furthest town from the sea in the whole of England, Banbury is now a thriving market town thanks originally to the wool trade. Banbury has both the River Cherwell and since 1860 the Oxford Canal running through it. The Oxford Canal is still a bustling and busy waterway for long boats and can be walked along with ease and enjoyment. The town is now an ever increasing commercial and retail centre with the Castle Quay Shopping Centre hosting over 70 shops and cafes. Don’t forget to sample a Banbury Cake, similar to an Eccles Cake, but oval which can still be bought in various cake shops within the town. Banbury has continued to expand rapidly since the 1960s, accelerated by the completion of the M40 and now has great access to the Cotswolds, the Midlands and the South East as well as to London via the railways. Banbury hosts many good eating and drinking establishments with a range of different cuisines. Banbury has more pubs than most market towns; the local inn, the Reindeer in Parsons Street, now owned by the Hook Norton Brewery (Hook Norton being about 6 miles out of the town) was where Oliver Cromwell apparently planned the Battle of Edge Hill. Banbury has markets on both Thursday and Saturday and a farmers market on the 1st Friday of every month. Banbury has a new modern museum in the town centre which is accessed over a bridge crossing the Oxford Canal from the Castle Quay shopping centre and admissions is free.


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Whitley Stimpson


Independent Footwear Retailers Association


Aynhoe Park
Banbury Cross
Banbury Museum and Tourist Information Centre
Bloxham Village Museum
Brook Cottage Garden
Broughton Castle
Deddington Castle
Farnborough Hall
Great Barn
Hook Norton Brewery Visitor Centre
Sulgrave Manor
Swalcliffe Barn
Upton House & Gardens
Water Fowl Sanctuary and Children's Animal Centre


Premier Inn Banbury *book online*


Anita's Touring Caravan Park
Barnstones Caravan & Camping Site

Bo Peep Farm Caravan Park
Bungalow Farm Camp Site

Caravan Park

Anita's Touring Caravan Park
Barnstones Caravan & Camping Site
Bo Peep Farm Caravan Park
Burgess Farm Caravan Site
Fir Tree Farm Caravan Site
Twilife Leisure Park

Care Home

Chacombe Park
The Ridings


Odeon Banbury


Dance - Rosalind Caplis Dance Academy


The Sound Exchange


Cherwell District Council


Cornhill Dental Clinic
Dental Surgery
Market Place Dental Practice


Hightown Surgery
Sibford Surgery
The Surgery

West Bar Surgery
Woodlands Surgery

Estate Agent

Chancellors Associates Chartered Surveyors
Gatekeeper Sales and Letting Agent
Lane Fox
Roger Tyers Associates
Stanbra Powell

Farmers Market

Banbury Farmers Market

Golf Club

Cherwell Edge Golf Course
Rye Hill Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Club Fitness 2000 Ltd
Images Health Studio
Spit ‘n’ Sawdust


Duke of Cumberlands Head
Great Western Arms
Peppers Bistro and Hotel
Red Lion
The Musketeer


Banbury Farmers Market
Banbury Market

Performing Arts

Banbury Symphony Orchestra
The Banbury Choral Society

Pub and Bar

Bell Inn
Black Boy Inn
Brasenose Arms
Coach & Horses
Marlborough Arms
New Inn
Pepper Pot
Peppers Bistro and Hotel
Plough Inn
Roebuck Inn
Rose & Crown
Star Inn
The Gate Hangs High

The Three Pigeons
White Swan Inn
Ye Olde Reine Deer Inn


Black Boy Inn
Coach & Horses
Duke of Cumberlands Head
Granary (The)
New Inn
Pepper Pot
Peppers Bistro and Hotel
Que Pasa
Roebuck Inn
Rose & Crown
Royal Brasserie
San Carlo Ristorante/Pizzeria

Sheesh Mahal
Star Inn
White Swan Inn


Bloxham School
Carrdus School
Greatworth Primary School
Pudding Pie Cookery School
Saint John's Priory School
Sibford School
Tudor Hall School


Dashwood Apartments


Bower & Bailey
Carr & Co
Johnson & Gaunt
Spratt Endicott


A 2 B Taxis
Airport transfers banbury
Aston Cars
Avon Cars

Banbury Taxis
Castle Cars Ltd
Chris Cars
Prestige Cars Banbury Ltd
Traveliner Airport Express Ltd


Mills Arts Centre


Cherwell Edge Golf Course
Great Barn
Sulgrave Manor


J J Yates

Sports Clubs

Banbury CC (Cricket)
Banbury Cross Sailing Club (Sailing)
Banbury Hockey Club (Women's Hockey)
Banbury Hockey Club (Men's Hockey)
Banbury RUFC (Rugby Union)
Banbury Star CC (Cycling)
Banbury United (Amateur Football)
Banbury United Reserves (Amateur Football)
Banbury West End Lawn Tennis & Squash Club (Tennis)
Bodicote and Banbury Judo Club (Martial Arts)

Deddington CC (Cricket)
Easingtoan Sports (Amateur Football)


World Of Flowers
Forget Me Not
Cornhill Flowers
Farnborough Garden Centre
Hurrans Garden Centre Ltd
Purely Plants
Penny's Pet Supplies
Aquaria & Pet Supplies
Natures Harvest
Whittard of Chelsea
Dorothy Perkins
Knights Pharmacy
S H Harrold Ltd

J D Sports
Castle Farming
Penny Farthing Galleries
Holland and Barratt
H Samuel
Ernest Jones
Active Outdoor and Ski
Edinburgh Woollen Mill
J J B Sports
Pets At Home
Katherine Allen
S W Betts & Co
The Carpet and Flooring Company
Lili Maes
Barn Farm Plants
Cutting Edge
Purepix Photography
Cotswold Chickens
SH Jones
River Island
The Artery
Wykham Park Farm Shop
The Entertainer


A Day In The Country(Adventure)

Discover Skydiving Ltd(Airsports)
Shenington Gliding Club(Aviation Sports)
Lakeside Superbowl(Bowling)

Places to Stay near Banbury

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Hanwell House (0.04 miles)

Hanwell House
Hanwell House bed and breakfast is situated on the Hanwell Fields estate, just off the A423 towards Southam. We are approximately one mile from the town centre and are served with a regular bus service ... More | visit website
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The Musketeer (0.04 miles)

The Musketeer

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Just minutes from the Heart of Banbury, The Musketeer is a traditional pub waiting to cater for all your needs. Large ... More

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Whately Hall (0.05 miles)

Whately Hall

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The Mercure Whately Hall Hotel is several hundred years old, and is spacious and comfortably furnished. The Mercure Whately Hall Hotel, originally a 17th-century coaching inn, is close to Banbury Cross.

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Cromwell Lodge Hotel (0.06 miles)

Cromwell Lodge Hotel

The centrally located Cromwell Lodge is a majestic old building combining the spirit of the 17th century with all the modern day comforts. The elegant oak panelled restaurant features imaginative and tempting menus. There is ... More | visit website

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Banbury House Hotel (0.34 miles)

Banbury House Hotel

An elegant Georgian building with lots of charm based in the middle of lovely Banbury. An ideal base for touring the Cotswolds, Stratford and Oxford. Nestling in the heart of Oxfordshire, 3 minutes walk from ... More | visit website

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Easington House (0.54 miles)

Easington House

Centuries old farmhouse with stone floors, fireplaces, and beams set in pretty gardens with private parking just minutes walk from the town centre with pubs cafes restaurants and Castle Quay shopping centre Convenient for M40, ... More | visit website

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Fairlawns Guest House (0.54 miles)

Fairlawns Guest House
Fairlawns is a AA 3 Star rated guest accommodation located in the heart of Banbury in Oxfordshire. It is a friendly family run accommodation that guarantees a warm welcome and a comfortable stay.Banbury is a ... More | visit website
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Wroxton House Hotel (2.35 miles)

Wroxton House Hotel

This thatched Cotswold hotel is a tranquil country house with a peaceful, historic setting 5 minutes from Banbury and junction 11 of the M40, within easy reach of Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford.

The New Wing offers contemporary ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Banbury (2.99 miles)

Premier Inn Banbury
On a quiet B road in the middle of the Cotswolds, close to Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon, this modern hotel offers great value, with comfortable, spacious en suite rooms and free parking. The Premier Inn Banbury has ... More | visit website
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Red Lion Hotel (3.35 miles)

Red Lion Hotel

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The Red Lion overlooks the village green in Adderbury. It is and old coaching inn with old oak decoration and stone chimneys. The bar has a list of the inn's ... More

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