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Best Western Banbury House Hotel
Best Western Banbury House Hotel

23-31 Oxford Road, Banbury OX16 9AH

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (86 reviews)

Located in the heart of Banbury, this eco-friendly hotel is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Broughton Castle and 8.6 mi (13.8 km) from …

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Mercure Banbury Whately Hall
Mercure Banbury Whately Hall

17-19 Horse Fair, Banbury OX16 0AN

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (210 reviews)

Located in the heart of Banbury, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Broughton Castle and 7.7 mi (12.4 km) from Upton House. …

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Cromwell Lodge Hotel
Cromwell Lodge Hotel

9-11 North Bar Street, Banbury OX16 0TB

4.0 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (89 reviews)

Situated in Banbury, this inn is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Broughton Castle and 7.6 mi (12.2 km) from Upton House. Blenheim Palace …

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Cotefields Bed & Breakfast
Cotefields Bed & Breakfast

Oxford Road, Banbury OX15 4AQ

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Banbury, this guesthouse is 3.7 mi (5.9 km) from Broughton Castle and 10.2 mi (16.4 km) from Upton House. Biceste …

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Best Western Plus Banbury Wroxton House Hotel
Best Western Plus Banbury Wroxton House Hotel

Silver Street, Banbury OX15 6QB

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (67 reviews)

Located in Wroxton, this eco-friendly hotel is 4.9 mi (7.9 km) from Upton House and 11.3 mi (18.2 km) from Compton Verney. …

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The Falkland Arms
The Falkland Arms
1.6 mi from Banbury
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (131 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Brailes Golf Club, Rye Hill Golf Club, and Chipping Norton …

£70
Cotswolds Hotel & Spa
Cotswolds Hotel & Spa
3.1 mi from Banbury
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (68 reviews)

Situated in Chipping Norton, this spa hotel is 0 mi (0 km) from Chipping Norton Golf Club and within 6 mi (10 km) of Rollrigh …

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Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel & Spa
Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel & Spa
6.4 mi from Banbury
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (454 reviews)

This family-friendly Warwick hotel is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of Chedham's Yard and Charlecote Park …

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De Vere Staverton Estate
De Vere Staverton Estate
6.5 mi from Banbury
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (596 reviews)

Situated in Daventry, this golf hotel is 3.3 mi (5.4 km) from Daventry Country Park and within 12 mi (20 km) of Sacha - Healt …

£56
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa
Whittlebury Hall Hotel & Spa
7 mi from Banbury
4.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (25 reviews)

Located in Whittlebury, this spa hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Towcester Racecourse, Silverstone Circuit, and National …

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Pocket Guide: Banbury

Banbury stands on the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire about 64 miles to the north of London. On the edge of the Cotswolds, it's a picturesque market town surrounded by beautiful countryside, and based at an Oxfordshire hotel or B&B in the area you'll have easy access to the attractions here. Despite much recent development, Banbury still has many quiet corners and old alleyways to explore, and numerous little independent shops selling everything from craft items to bargain antiques. Famous people have passed through Banbury, including Jonathan Swift, who apparently came up with the name 'Gulliver' from a tombstone in the local churchyard.

Banbury Attractions

At the centre of Banbury you'll see the famous Banbury Cross. The original cross was demolished by Puritans in the 18th Century, but this one was later erected in the 19th Century for a royal wedding. Elizabeth I visited Banbury in Tudor times and this was celebrated in the famous rhyme which begins, 'Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross'. Another specialty of the town is the delicious Banbury Cake, a confection composed of fruits and pastry which is still being produced today. These cakes have been so popular at various times that they were exported to India, Australia and America. From your Oxfordshire guesthouse or hotel, stroll down to the market square or high street and enjoy one with a cup of tea in one of Banbury's numerous cosy tearooms.

Historic Banbury

Banbury traces its colourful and eventful history back to Saxon times. Its very name derives from a local chieftain in the 500s, who built a stockade here and set the town on the map. It was called Banesberie at the time of the Conquest and is mentioned as such in the Domesday Book, and by the 13th Century had become an important centre for wool trading, bringing much prosperity to the townsfolk. Although many buildings were burnt down in the early-17th Century, enough of them have survived to delight visitors to Banbury to this day and they form a picturesque backdrop worthy of any German stadt!

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