Banbury is the main town serving North Oxfordshire. It is a very small town with a population of approx. 40,000 people and is twinned with Ermont in France and Hennef in Germany. The M40 highway which connected to Banbury in 1990, now provides easy access to London, Birmingham and the North and has made Banbury a very desirable town to be situated in.
There are a number of small and independent shops in the town centre as well as the big chains you can find in any town. There is a market on Thursdays and Saturdays as well as a Farmers Market on the First Friday of Every Month.
The Banbury Cross, which is located on a roundabout in the middle of the town, was erected in 1859 to celebrate the wedding of Prince Frederick of Prussia to his bride, the original cross having been pulled down some 250 years earlier.
Banbury Cakes, a special fruit and pastry cake, are still produced. At one time they were being sent as far afield as Australia, India and America.
Best Way to Get Around:
Bicycle: The best way to get around Banbury town will be bicycle.