The market town of Banbury in northern Oxfordshire is situated between Oxford to the south and Royal Leamington Spa to the north and is on the edge of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. A perfect location for a holiday cottage in Oxfordshire.
You''ll still find quaint, cobbled alleyways and winding streets to explore in the town, despite some recent development, and the High Street is a bustling parade of cafes, shops and restaurants. And don''t forget to sample some Banbury Cakes during your stay; these light, lemon scented pastries with raisins are a tasty local delicacy!
During the summer months, enjoy a stroll or cycle ride along the old canal wharf, where you will find colourful narrowboats. Or take a day trip to Broughton Castle and Church, just 3 miles from the town; it''s a great family day out. The castle dates back to the 1400s and remains largely unchanged since modifications were made in the 17th century. A visit to Aynhoe House and Park, an imposing Georgian manor, parts of which are open to the public, is a great way to spend an afternoon, or head for Banbury Museum, where you''ll have the chance to find out more about the area''s history, as well as view works by local artists.
The Banbury area provides a good base for your self catering accommodation in this region of Oxfordshire, it’s handy for days out to both Oxford and Leamington Spa as well as relaxing drives into the Cotswolds, so see our cottages in Banbury today.