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Ashlea Guest House
Ashlea Guest House

58 Oxford Road, Banbury OX16 9AN

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (103 reviews)

Situated in Banbury, this guesthouse is 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from Broughton Castle and within 20 mi (32 km) of Blenheim Palace and …

£72
The Brasenose Arms
The Brasenose Arms

Station Road, Banbury OX17 1PW

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (127 reviews)

Situated in Banbury, this inn is 7.3 mi (11.7 km) from Broughton Castle and within 20 mi (32 km) of Silverstone Circuit and …

£65
The Unicorn Inn
The Unicorn Inn

Market Place, Banbury OX15 0SE

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (75 reviews)

Situated in Banbury, this inn is within 12 mi (20 km) of Broughton Castle, Bicester Village, and Blenheim Palace. Chipping …

£90
Horse & Groom Inn
Horse & Groom Inn

Main Road, Banbury OX15 4RS

3.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (37 reviews)

Situated in Banbury, this inn is 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from Broughton Castle and 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from Chipping Norton Golf Club …

£90
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 (66 reviews)

Located in the heart of Banbury, this eco-friendly hotel is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Broughton Castle and 12.4 mi (19.9 km) from …

£65
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 (185 reviews)

Located in the heart of Banbury, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Broughton Castle and within 20 mi (32 km) of Blenheim …

£66
The George Inn
The George Inn

High Street, Banbury OX15 5HN

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (74 reviews)

Situated in Banbury, this inn is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Feldon Valley Golf Course and within 9 mi (15 km) of Rollright Stones …

£70
Red Lion Hotel Adderbury
Red Lion Hotel Adderbury

The Green, Adderbury, Banbury OX17 3NG

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (117 reviews)

Situated in Banbury, this inn is 6.2 mi (9.9 km) from Broughton Castle and within 16 mi (25 km) of Bicester Village and …

£55
The Gate Hangs High
The Gate Hangs High

Whichford Road, Banbury OX15 5DF

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (25 reviews)

Situated in Banbury, this inn is 5.5 mi (8.8 km) from Broughton Castle and 6.4 mi (10.3 km) from Chipping Norton Golf Club …

£80
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 (81 reviews)

Situated in Banbury, this inn is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Broughton Castle and within 20 mi (32 km) of Blenheim Palace and Chipping …

£60
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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.

Hotels in Oxfordshire for 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 from Oxfordshire Hotels

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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