Banbury is located in Oxfordshire. A thriving market town, Banbury is best known for its reference in the nursery rhyme "Ride-a-cock-horse". There were many crosses throughout the town of Banbury at one time, although many of them were destroyed during the 17th century. The Banbury Cross was constructed in 1859 in honor of the marriage of Queen Victoria's oldest daughter. The cross measures more than 52 feet in height. In addition to the Banbury Cross, visitors will also find numerous other sights to see in the local area as well as plenty of eating, entertainment and accommodation options in Banbury and the local area.
Banbury gets its name from a Saxon lord Banna and the name dates back up to very old times which proves its rich heritage. It's a renowned town in Cherwell which is a district of northern Oxfordshire, and amazingly it is situated next to the Cherwell River. The busy mark of Cotsworld, a very renowned town of Banbury was an icon in the industrial age. There can still be found many sites that depict the long gone glory of old days. There are few inns that still survive the wrath of developmental works. The Bunbury cross has its own history which dates back to mid 19th century, and few people know that it was only built to celebrate a marriage but not any ordinary marriage, the royal wedding. Still you can find this famous cross in nursery poems that refer to riding a horse to this amazing Cross.
As it is customary with any high street, occupied with noisy crowds, the town's high street is not an exception. If you have even a vague interest in cattle then you cannot miss the largest market in the whole of Europe that is the emblem of this town.
Moreover one cannot miss certain places like Banbury Museum which hosts the complete historical items and tells the story of this lovely town. It once had a Norman church in the dark ages which used to be the leading church of its time, but now a modest version of this church can be seen which has Moorish touch in its architecture.