Moving to the Banbury area..... What is it like?
We cover the areas of North Oxfordshire, the Cotswold borders, South Warwickshire and South Northamptonshire.
Banbury is strategically placed in the middle of England and transport links allow excellent access. Banbury Railway Station provides a quick and regular service to London Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill and Moor Street. The M40 at Junction 11 gives access to Banbury town and provides links to the M42, M1, M6 and M25.
The Banbury area provides a great combination of rural living and culture. The town is a significant commercial, industrial and retail centre. There is some very attractive unspoilt countryside and beautiful villages providing excellent value in the housing market.
There are a number of small and independent shops within the town centre as well as the bigger chain stores that you can find in most 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.
Apart from the Cross, Banbury is also noted for its Banbury Cakes.
Banbury is mainly famous for the Nursery Rhyme:
Ride A Cock Horse To Banbury Cross
To See a Fine Lady Upon a White Horse
With Rings on Her Fingers And Bells on Her Toes
She shall have Music Wherever She Goes.
The nursery rhyme, is a favourite with children throughout the Englishspeaking world.
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