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Banbury is the main town serving North Oxfordshire. It has a population of approx. 40,000 people and is twinned with Ermont in France and Hennef in Germany. ¬† The M40 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. To find out a bit about Banbury’s History, please click here.

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.

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.

Below you will find General Information about Banbury and the surrounding area.
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