Top 10 Things to do in Banbury, United Kingdom (UK)

July 20, 2017 Viva Honore

Banbury /ˈbænbrɪ/ is a historic market town on the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England. By road, the town is situated 74 miles (119 km) northwest of London, 42 miles (68 km) southeast of Birmingham, 27 miles (43 km) south of Coventry and 23 miles (37 km) north-by-northwest of the county town of Oxford. It had a population of 46,853 at the 2011 census.
Restaurants in Banbury

1. Broughton Castle

Broughton, Banbury OX15 5EB, England +44 1295 276070
Excellent
72%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 265 reviews

Broughton Castle

A moated fortified manor house, about 2 miles west of Banbury. Built in 1300 and then later added to in 1550, the Castle had strong links with the Parliamentary side in the English Civil War (1642-51). Still a family home, Broughton Castle is lived in by Lord & Lady Saye & Sele of the Fiennes family. Beautiful formal garden and park, particularly during the summer months. Public open days will resume from the beginning of April 2017 (2pm - 5pm Wednesdays and Sundays). We are open for group tours at any time of the year by appointment. We have a recently refurbished tea room offering light lunches and delicious afternoon teas,

Reviewed By Eirene Maya S - Bicester, United Kingdom

Visited at the end of the Summer holidays, so relatively few other visitors. A wonderful 'homely' feel, as the castle is still lived in by the family.
The entrance to the castle from the main road is narrow - single lane - be aware that someone may be coning in the opposite direction!
The impressive 'state' rooms feature wonderful ornate plaster ceilings and Chinese wallpaper. Some of the 'guides' do not seem to be overly familiar with their subject matter - the type / pattern of the tea settings - but perhaps these are minor details.
The tea shop is excellent - good quality food in congenial surroundings. It's hard to believe that one gardener copes with all this lot - a stunning display of roses in late Summer. All in all, a great example of a family Enterprise, which only exists due to the commitment of the family still in residence. Oh yes - buy the book 'The Music Room'. Go and visit - you won't be disappointed!

2. Sulgrave Manor

Sulgrave Manor | Sulgrave, Banbury OX17 2SD, England +44 1295 760205
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 145 reviews

Sulgrave Manor

Ancestral home of George Washington?s family is a fine example of a manor house and garden at the time of Shakespeare.

Reviewed By Maxim123153 - Nuneaton, United Kingdom

George Washington's ancestral home.is full of interest and very impressive.
Visit to the manor is by guided tour which was very good.
We particularly liked the Washington connections and you can even see a chair he probably sat on (in the States he never visited Sulgrave)
Gardens good too.

3. Upton House

Banbury OX15 6HT, England +44 1295 670266
Excellent
59%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 926 reviews

Upton House

Reviewed By Patricia N - Birmingham, United Kingdom

We visited at the weekend wasn’t to busy.
House set out 1920s period some interesting things to see fine paintings and porcelain.
Gardens abut of a surprise when you walk to the edge of the front lawn.
Mirror pond nice. Would visit again when the Gardens are in bloom.

4. Banbury Museum

Castle Quay Spiceball Park Road, Banbury OX16 2PQ, England +44 1295 753752
Excellent
35%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 174 reviews

Banbury Museum

Welcome to Banbury Museum! We are a family friendly museum located in Banbury’s town centre, next to the idyllic canal side. The Civil War, plush manufacturing, the Victorian market town, costume from the 17th century to the present day, Tooley’s Boatyard and the Oxford Canal, are just some of the stories illustrated in the museum. There are also regularly changing Exhibitions and activities to ensure that there is always something new to see and do

Reviewed By SnidgeAllen - Banbury, United Kingdom

As a resident thought I'd check it out despite what others have told me - but they were right, very weak presentation of the history of the town (Some mention of weaving for which Banbury was famous but NO mention of Banbury cheese!)
Civil war presentations were poor - so many more fascinating facts could have been provided. The "working" models weren't! All broken.
The whole felt very amateur - or perhaps they are winding it down in order to replace it with housing or a hotel.

5. Deddington Farmers' Market

Deddington Market | Market Place, Deddington, Banbury OX15 0SE, England +44 1869 337940
Excellent
79%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 47 reviews

Deddington Farmers' Market

Deddington Farmers' Market is one of the most successful and well loved farmers' markets in the county. It has 40+ carefully selected food producers selling foods that have been grown or produced within 30 miles of the pretty ironstone village. The stallholders are happy to talk to you about the provenance of their foods and answer your questions. There is also a craft market in the church on market days. The market is held on the 4th Saturday of the month.

Reviewed By OxonLioness - Oxon

Farmers' Market in Oxfordshire village of Deddington. Held on the fourth Saturday of every month. Very friendly and bustling market with 40+ stalls selling a wide range of locally sourced produce (where possible) including meats, fruit/veg, plants, cakes, breads, fish, etc. Also a lovely range...MoreHello OxonLioness Thank you for your review which describes our market perfectly! If you would like to receive a monthly update on what's on offer at the next market do use the contact form on our website. kinds regards Deddington Farmers' Market

6. St. Mary's Church

Horse Fair, Banbury OX16 0AA, England +44 1295 253329
Excellent
66%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

St. Mary's Church

Reviewed By Keith B - Isle of Portland, United Kingdom

Popped in to this beautiful end of the 18th Century church because my friends were married her. The church is square which is unusual with an added sanctuary afterwards. There are some fabulous stained glass windows. I found the attendants a little too eager to help, but very useful as they know their jobs. Well worth spending some time here..

7. Fir Tree Falconry

Warmington, Banbury OX17 1JL, England +44 7714 032543
Excellent
57%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Fir Tree Falconry

Reviewed By Mark S - Warwickshire

We stayed for one night in our campervan. Welcoming hosts, good value, set on an interesting and pretty campsite, each pitch set apart from the other. Quiet location with a lovely dog walk. Toilets and showers were nice and clean. We live locally and definitely think this is the best site in the area for our needs and we will be going back again.

8. Peoples Park

1 Bath Road, Banbury OX16 0TU, England
Excellent
31%
Good
54%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
7%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

Peoples Park

Reviewed By Colin D - London, England, United Kingdom

This park was very close to our Hotel, Whately Hall. It was an enjoyable and restful visit. It has an aviary with a variety of birds including budgerigars. There are also tennis courts, a rose garden, bowling green and a war memorial. It was good seeing people with their dogs and parents with their children. It was so quiet being there and hard to believe it was so close to a busy main road.

9. Farnborough Hall

Farnborough, Banbury OX17 1DU, England +44 1925 690002
Excellent
39%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
7%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 63 reviews

Farnborough Hall

17th century honey coloured country house with heavy influence of Rococo plasterwork and Sanderson Miller landscapes.

Reviewed By vivEngland - Preston, United Kingdom

It could be a disappointing visit if you don’t realise that there are only the hall and two rooms open on the ground floor and one upstairs as the family still live there and it is only open Wednesday and Saturday from 2 pm. We had just visited Upton House so it only meant driving a few miles to get there. The Guides were happy to chat and tell you about the house and family history. William Holbech was an enthusiastic collector of paintings and Italian sculptures which are on display on the walls, even the sculptures. You can have a wander round the Gardens and see the cascade of water and there are very pleasant views from the house. There is a lovely domed ceiling you can view as you go up the stairs. Because he wanted to make sure his collection was kept together the house was given to the National Trust in 1960 with an agreement that the family could live there.

10. Water Fowl Sanctuary and Children's Farm

Wigginton Heath, Banbury OX15 4LQ, England +44 1608 730252
Excellent
40%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 49 reviews

Water Fowl Sanctuary and Children's Farm

Reviewed By AJayGee - Oxford, United Kingdom

Despite some ot the reviews we visited with our two Grandsons age four and two. This place is basically a farm but now so much more and is operated by Mabel Warner aged 86 and her Son. True the farm buildings are in need of some TLC and assistance but if its back to basics your after it has it. Our two liittle lads loved the whole experience as did we. From holding baby chicks, ducks, rabbits and gerbils to the numerous animals, Playground and lovely wooded walks to the ponds. These are suffering from drought conditions at present. Plus a quarry was filled in some time ago above the farm which reduced water to replenish ponds. There were sixteen once! We had a lovely picnic and rolled tyres down the hill and boys played on Thomas the Tank Engine and various play items. Obviuosly well used but very servicable. There are Llamas, Emu's, Goats, Donkeys, Peacocks, Chickens and ducks and Geese and many more. An old tractor was a source of great fun. Please support this fine project with either cash or voluntary work. Had a long chat to Mable who is and has been a remarkable women.

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.