The places that make up Banburyshire each have their own identity, atmosphere and landscape. From the smallest hamlets to market towns and the many villages in between, come and take a tour of the area and uncover the stories that define each community.


Banbury is a market town on the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England, close to Oxford, London, Coventry and Birmingham. Famous for the Ride A Cock Horse nursery rhyme and it’s cakes, Banbury today is a thriving modern town that looks forward but doesn’t forget it’s past.

County: Oxfordshire | Postcode Area: OX16 | Population: 46,853

banbury town hall on bridge street


Like Banbury before it Bicester was recently designated as a Boom Town due to it’s population growth, business links and London commuter belt location. Bicester Village has become an internationally known shopping destination.

County: Oxfordshire | Postcode Area: OX25-27 | Population: 32,642



A growing Northamptonshire market town historically based on the wool and lace trade. Independent shops, an award winning antique cellar, well stocked pubs and lovely countryside help make this a spot to visit. A major employer in town is the Mercedes F1 team.

County: Northamptonshire | Postcode Area: NN13 | Population: 13,018


Chipping Norton

A gateway to the beautiful Cotswolds and a must visit town. Small but perfectly formed, it has boutique shops, traditional cafes and gorgeous stone cottages. Don’t be surprised to see famous faces taking a walk along the Market Place or classic cars cruising through the roads.

County: Oxfordshire | Postcode Area: OX7 | Population: 6,337

bliss mill in chipping norton


A small town in the Cotswolds and the home of the stunning Blenheim Palace. Woodstock is has all the quintessential elements that capture the spirit of the area, where traditional and modern living exist as one. Also home to The Oxfordshire Museum.

County: Oxfordshire | Postcode Area: OX20 | Population: 3,100

st. many magdalene church in woodstock


Nestled in the Evenlode valley, Charlbury has great character and a lively community on the edge of Wychwood Forest. You’ll find grand hotels and pubs, undulating Cotswold countryside perfect for walking and biking in and also the home of the popular Cornbury music festival.

County: Oxfordshire | Postcode Area: OX7 | Population: 2,830

map of charlbury area



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