New Homes in Banbury
Live the life
Located in Oxfordshire within commuting distance of London, Oxford and Birmingham, the historic market town of Banbury is a great place to settle if you want rural living within easy reach of major cities. Whether you’re exploring the charming town centre, taking a walk along the River Cherwell or taking the kids to the park, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy near your new home in Banbury.
Things to see and do
Banbury is a quaint traditional market town that’s home to both high street and independent shops, family-run cafes, and the modern Castle Quay Shopping Centre. Banbury Cross is one of the most well-known sights, while the town is also home to Banbury Museum where you can learn more about local history.
If you want to get a fix of fresh air, Spiceball Park is a popular place for families to relax and have fun. Oxford Canal and People’s Park are also great for gentle walks, while the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is nearby. Other attractions close to Banbury include Broughton Castle, Farnborough Hall, Sulgrave House, and the designer outlet shopping centre Bicester Village.
If you’re moving to Banbury with children, finding a good school is probably at the top of your to do list. Some of the highest rated schools in the town include Queensway School, Harriers Banbury Academy, North Oxfordshire Academy and Dashwood Banbury Academy, while independent education is provided by St John’s Priory School, Tudor Hall School and Al-Madina School.
For older children who want to live at home while studying for a degree or diploma, Banbury and Bicester College offers further education in the town. The University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University are both within commuting distance.
Getting to Banbury
Whether you’re commuting for work or travelling to see family and friends, Banbury has excellent transport links by road and rail. There are regular trains going into London from the town’s train station, while the M40 provides easy access to nearby towns and cities by car or bus.
If you’re travelling to London for work, the journey by train takes around one hour. Birmingham is only 5 minutes away by train or 50 minutes by car, while Oxford is just 20 minutes away by train or 45 minutes by car. To get to Banbury, the journey from Leamington Spa takes just 15 minutes by train or 30 minutes by car. Both Northampton and Milton Keynes are a 45 minute drive away.
If you’re going abroad for a well-earned holiday, you can reach Birmingham Airport in 40 minutes from Banbury travelling by car. There’s also a direct train to Birmingham International from Banbury Station, with a journey time of 35 minutes.