The official website for Banbury, Bicester and surrounding North Oxfordshire countryside
North Oxfordshire is home to two of the most historical market towns in the UK, Banbury and Bicester. Busy enough to keep things exciting, yet relaxed enough to keep things stressfree – the market towns are filled with great restaurants, bars and pubs and trails.
There are many scenic villages in North Oxfordshire with Kidlington residing over them all as proud owner of the title, the largest village in England. There is lots to explore in the villages from castles to parks, churchs to breweries! Full of character and charm, each one is special in its own right so the village trail is definitely the best way to learn about each and make sure you don’t miss out on anything! Must sees are the Medieval buildings of Bloxham, the Adderbury Lakes, Islip, birthplace of King Edward the Confessor and the annual Fairport Convention in Cropredy every August, attracting music lovers from everywhere! Then there are the famous markets at Deddington, the Hook Norton brewery and museum and fantastic Oxford Canal views at Lower Heyford. All this and more can be found in and around North Oxfordshire.