Country Living On The Edge Of Town
There is a wealth of things to see and do in the town and the local area. Banbury's Old Town, around the banks of the River Cherwell and the Oxford Canal, has historic buildings and beautiful bankside walks to enjoy.
The modern Castle Quay shopping centre offers Marks & Spencer, WH Smith, Debenhams, Monsoon and dozens of other brands, plus cafes and individual boutiques.
All the usual services like banks, health centre, post office, library and more are close at hand, and the town centre boasts a wide range of cafes, bars and restaurants of all types, offering cuisines from all over the world. There are several exceptional ‘gastro pubs’ within a short drive, including the Wykham Arms at Sibford Ferris and the Muddy Duck in Hethe. Sports and leisure facilities are excellent, with local football, rugby, cricket and tennis clubs welcoming all levels and age groups. The town is particularly well supplied with parks and open spaces for fresh air and exercise. Spiceball Park has a sports fields and children's play area, while the Sports Centre across the road houses a swimming pool, gym and indoor courts.
Just 19 miles away is Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace and one of the most popular visitor attractions in the world. A visit to the theatre here is a must.
Equally close at hand is the fabulous Warwick Castle, a picture-book setting for jousting, falconry a trip around the dungeons and other medieval adventures!
There are stately homes and gardens in every direction, including Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Winston Churchill.
More excitement is on offer at Silverstone, for the British Grand Prix and other motorsport events, and Vision Motorsport near Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds, for driving experiences including rallying, 4x4 off-road adventures, supercars and more.
For something more gentle, Fairytale Farm in Chipping Norton is a great favourite with children, and the Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm is both educational and very beautiful.
And for world class shopping, don't miss Bicester Village for designer outlets and more.