About Banbury Market Place
The historic town of Banbury is an exciting place to shop, offering a wide range of independent and national brands to tempt you. From the historic Old Town now encompassing the market place and pedestrian High Street, to the modern Castle Quay Shopping Centre, there’s a vast array of retail outlets and businesses – leading national shops and brands and smaller independents and specialist shops – offering practically everything you need.
Visiting by Foot
“Access to Castle Quay is level at almost every entrance. There are six main entrances – three accessed from the Canalside Walk and three from the town centre. Along the Canal, you will find the Cherwell Entrance (the main access point for those arriving by car) and the Canalside Entrance by H&M. There is also an entrance by the Banbury Museum – which is stepped but has a lift for use by shoppers with special needs. In the town centre, there are two entrances from the Market Place – the Cornhill Entrance and the Market Place entrance. There is also the Bridge Street Entrance next to Debenhams.
Visiting by Car
Castle Quay has 830 ‘pay on foot’ parking spaces in the North and South Car Parks that span the canal next to the shopping centre. In addition, there are another 370 spaces in car parks adjacent to the centre. The parking is well signposted on major routes into Banbury and is only a few minutes from Junction 11 of the M40. There are designated spaces for Parent & Toddlers as well as Disabled. If you are planning your journey, enter OX16 5UN into your satnav.
Visiting by Bus
Banbury’s Bus Station was re-developed at the same time as Castle Quay and gives easy pedestrian access to the shopping centre, either via the Canalside Entrance by H&M or via the Bridge Street Entrance next to Debenhams. For information on local bus timetables, please contact 01295 276341.
Visiting by Train
Banbury’s Train Station is a short walk along Bridge Street from Castle Quay. For information on all train services, please call the National Rail Enquiries Line on 08457 48 49 50 or visit http://nationalrail.co.uk. The nearest Taxi Rank to Castle Quay is on Bridge Street; there is also a Taxi drop-off point by the entrance to the South Car Park, just off Castle Street.”