Welcome to Banburyshire
An area steeped in rich history, tradition and with vibrant communities, all situated within beautiful, rolling countryside close to the Cotswolds and under an hour from Oxford and London.
Banburyshire overlaps four counties; Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire and Northamptonshire, in the heart of rural England. An excellent geographical base from which to explore some the UK’s finest cities, attractions, shops and country houses
Discover thriving market towns, areas of outstanding natural beauty and a more rural way of life. In amongst the rolling hills and forward thinking communities, there’s many a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.
COVID19 Update: At this important time for the people and businesses of Banburyshire, we stand by you. We encourage the practice of social distancing and limiting travel to essential trips only until we can get through this. Please visit the pages below to help you all stay safe. In the meantime our online Banburyshire Shop will not be taking orders, but you can still order our book The Hidden Sun – An Illustrated Hunt for Real Gold through Amazon.
The Banburyshire.co.uk team
Banbury Coronavirus Support Group
A Facebook community aiming to offer those who need help during the Coronavirus Pandemic. If you can offer assistance please post with your location and if you need support through these tough times, please ask within the group. We all need to stick together.
Local Delivery to Your Home
Do you live in Banbury? Do you want to shop local but it’s not always possible? Now you can shop local from the comfort of your own home and put the heart back into your community. In partnership with Banbury BID, ShopAppy.com are supporting Banbury town centre businesses with an online marketplace. Get deliveries from your favourite stores and find new ones.
Coronavirus – Latest Local News
All the latest news and advice for the Banburyshire area regarding Coronavirus and how to stay safe. Read about how the local community is pulling together at this difficult time, providing essential services and support for those that need it the most.
Oxfordshire Artworks Virtual Festival
Online only – live streams have ended but the galleries are available to view now.
Hosted by Oxfordshire Artweeks
The 38th Oxfordshire Artweeks Festival kicked off in May, for the first time, a virtual festival packed with a continually-changing selection of fresh art, on-line art trails to take you from studio to studio, video tours of exhibitions and insights into artists’ thoughts and processes. Take a look through some of the stunning art that was exhibited.
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave your home for very limited purposes:
- shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
- one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
- any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home
The Big Feastival
Saturday 28th to 31st August (Camping available)
Alex James’s Farm, Kingham, OX7 6UJ
The Big Feastival at Alex James’s Farm is the perfect Bank Holiday festival for the whole family. Fun, food, top chefs and some of the best bands in the world – last year’s headline performers were The Beach Boys. *Sunrise Tickets have nearly sold out. Get yours before prices rise!*