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Things to do in Banbury

Attractive market town that lies on the River Cherwell

Known for...   Oxford Canal and Spiceball Park


Did you know...

  • The town is famed for Banbury cakes – similar to Eccles cakes but oval in shape.
  • Banbury used to be home to Western Europe's largest cattle market, situated on Merton Street in Grimsbury.
  • Gordon Ramsay went to local secondary school Drayton in Banbury.



 

  Attractions

Redwings Oxhill FREE

Redwings Oxhill is currently home to over 80 rescued horses, ponies and donkeys. The centre’s staff offer regular ‘Walk and Talk’ tours and horse care demonstrations, while the Information Centre provides an opportunity to find out a little more about all things horsey.
Banbury Road
Oxhill
Warwickshire
CV35 0RP

08700400033

 

Deddington Castle

English Heritage - Extensive earthworks marking the site of an 11th century motte and bailey castle.
Deddington
Oxfordshire
OX15 0TE

 

Battle Of Edgehill 1642

The Civil Wars of the mid seventeenth century were a reflection of profound political, constitutional, religious & social conflict.
Edgehill
Warwickshire
CV35 0BS

 

Rollright Stones

English Heritage - Traditionally a monarch and his courtiers petrified by a witch, the Rollright Stones consist of three groups.
Great Rollright
Oxfordshire
OX7 5QB

 

Farnborough Hall

National Trust - Honey-coloured two-storey stone house.
Warwickshire
OX17 1DU

 
 

  Parks

Burton Dassett Hills Country Park FREE

The site comprises a series of rugged hilltops affording spectacular views in all directions and Fox Covert, a small woodland.
Southam
Warwickshire
CV47 2AB

 

Lamb's Pool FREE

Aquatic plants and nesting birds make this an attractive site to visit.
6 miles south-west of Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX15 5DJ

 

Hook Norton Cutting FREE

A former railway cutting - now a widlife gem for butterflies, birds and flowers.
7 1/2 miles south-west of Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX15 5JR

 

Farthinghoe FREE

A former landfill site now transformed into an oasis of wildflowers and insects.
Brackley
Northamptonshire
OX17 2BT

 
 

  Cinema

Odeon Banbury

Multi-screen cinema.
Horse Fair
Banbury
OX16 0AH

03330144501

 
 

  Golf

Cherwell Edge Golf Club

Golf Club.
Chacombe
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX17 2EN

 

Tadmarton Heath Golf Club

Golf Club.
Wiggington
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX15 5HL

 

Rye Hill Golf Club

Golf Club.
Milcombe
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX15 4RU

 

Brailes Golf Club

Golf Club.
Sutton Lane
Lower Brailes
Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX15 5BB

 

Chipping Norton Golf Club

Founded in 1890, our scenic archetypical parkland course is set in glorious countryside just outside the market town of Chipping Norton, the ‘Gateway to the Cotswolds’.
Southcombe
Chipping Norton
Oxon
Oxfordshire
OX7 5QH

 

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