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Banbury Town Oxfordshire

About Banbury

Welcome to the Banbury edition of The Oxford Magazine.

More of a working town than many of in the county, Banbury, in the far north of Oxfordshire, has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country.

Famous for its cakes, cross and the ‘Ride a Cock Horse’ nursery rhyme, this flourishing town attracts shoppers from miles around, and the pedestrianised centre with its fair share of history is the right location for a wander.

The town sits at the edge of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and is an ideal springboard for exploring the fantastic heritage in the area including the Cotswolds, Shakespeare’s Stratford Upon Avon and Warwick.

There are three resplendent country houses: Sulgrave Manor, Upton House and of course, Broughton Castle – a medieval fortified manor house with a most delightful walled garden.


Local news & stories

Clifton Gate development in Deddington
/ Housing

Burrington Estates unveils Clifton Gate development in Deddington

Award-winning developer, Burrington Estates, has unveiled its latest collection of 10 prestigious new homes off Clifton Road in the Deddington area in Oxfordshire.
Castle Quay, Banbury
/ Retail & Leisure

Expected revenue from Castle Quay plummets by nearly £1m

Cherwell District Council’s latest monthly performance, risk and finance monitoring report revealed that it anticipates net revenue from the centre to be much lower than initially budgeted.
County Council Highways chief commits to meeting over Banbury parking fines
/ Transport

County Council Highways chief commits to meeting over Banbury parking fines

Businesses on Parsons Street in the old town area of Banbury have highlighted dismay over the issuing of parking tickets for vehicles they say are delivering to their premises.
The Arrival Van has achieved EU certification milestone
/ Technology

The Arrival Van has achieved EU certification milestone

Arrival has successfully completed all the required functional and safety testing to achieve EUWVTA, which is a critical step towards starting trials with customers in the coming months.
Kendrick Homes is launching a sizeable new development site in Banbury
/ Housing

Kendrick Homes is launching a sizeable new development site in Banbury

White Horse Meadows will be a collection of 40 two, three and four-bedroom homes situated on the northern edge of Banbury.
The much-loved Joiners Arms in Bloxham has reopened
/ Food & Drink

The much-loved Joiners Arms in Bloxham has reopened

The Grade II listed property in the heart of the rural village of Bloxham, near Banbury, has reopened its doors following a major refurbishment by new owners, Prospect Pubs Ltd.
A collection of new homes unveiled in Deddington
/ Housing

A collection of new homes unveiled in Deddington

The 14 traditional Cotswold style homes come in a mix of two, three and four-bedroom layouts incorporating timeless design and high-quality interiors.
Have your say on spending plans for 2022/23 at Cherwell District Council
/ Government

Have your say on spending plans for 2022/23 at Cherwell District Council

Residents and businesses in Cherwell District are invited to have their say on spending plans for 2022/23 at Cherwell District Council.
Prospect Pubs & Bars to open fifth site, The Joiners Arms in Bloxham. Left to right: Dan Shotton and Mark Draper
/ Food & Drink

Prospect Pubs & Bars to open fifth site, The Joiners Arms in Bloxham

The new owners are currently undertaking a major refurbishment and extension program on the property, sympathetically restoring it back to its former glory whilst adding to the dining and outdoor areas.
InstaVolt to double the number of chargers at Banbury hub
/ Transport

InstaVolt to double the number of chargers at Banbury hub

The expansion will see eight state-of-the-art Alpitronic chargers, capable of charging at speeds up to 150kW, installed by spring 2022 in response to customer demand.