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The historic north Oxfordshire town of Banbury is perhaps best known for the nursery rhyme:
Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross,
To see a Fyne lady ride on a white horse.
With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes,
She shall have music wherever she goes.
Today, Banbury is a thriving community. Its good road and rail links make it a popular business centre, which brings employment and prosperity to the whole Banburyshire area.
The Ride a Cock Horse nursery rhyme originated around 1760. The “Fyne” lady is reputed to be a member of the Fiennes family – ancestors of Lord Saye and Sele.
in the 16th century, Banbury had three crosses:
Maker’s of Brown’s Original Banbury Cakes since 1818. Used to be baked in Parson’s Street in the Old Cake Shop dated 1568. Now distributed through local shops and by mail order.
Within Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury, OX16 2PQ
Museum includes sections on the Civil War, the Oxford Canal and the adjacent Tooley’s Boatyard.
A café culture where the townsfolk and vistors gather to relax, trade news, or enjoy a little bit of people watching. Have you tried it yet?
Take a look at this comprehensive list of Café’s breathing new life into Banbury
Market Place, Banbury.
Banbury Market is every Thursday and Saturday from 9am until 4pm.
There is a special Farmers Market on the First Friday of Every Month.
Website: Banbury Farmers Market
Perfect for the foodies. Ranging from rustic locals to stylish inns, the Banbury area is renowned for top places to eat, drink — and stay over.
Sink your teeth into this tasty list of great local food pubs around Banbury.
Whether it’s for perfect pints, hearty affordable grub and insane roast dinners, pubs are a British institution.
Take a look at our Pub Guide for Banbury
Banbury has a wealth of history which can be found on the Local Histories website.
Whether you live, work or just love the Banbury area known as Banburyshire, this website is for you. You’ll find the site crammed full of useful and essential information such as travel times, news, jobs, events, articles, food, local businesses and so much more …
As one of the most popular community sites in the Banbury area, your guide to what’s on in and around Banbury over the coming weeks is worth bookmarking.
To help YOU find a high quality checked out local business, head over to the Banburyshire Info directory page for our local business listings.
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