Cheap Hotels in Banbury
"Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel is a characterful 17th century 3-star hotel with beautifully manicured gardens to the rear and original features throughout. Discover the gorgeous oak-panelled Swift restaurant or relax in Horton's Bar for a drink or two, before retreating to one of the spacious en-suite bedrooms. This stunning Banbury hotel is ideal for business and leisure, with meeting and conference rooms capable of accommodating up to 120 guests. "
Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access.
This historic coaching inn dates back to before the English Civil War. Just 3 miles from Banbury, there is a traditional bar, a restaurant and rooms with free Wi-Fi overlooking the village green.
Situated just 5 minutes' walk fro the centre of Banbury, the Banbury Cross B&B offers free Wi-Fi access throughout and free onsite parking. Warwick is a 30-minute drive and Banbury Cross is 400 metres away. The rooms include a flat-screen TV, tea and coffee making facilities, and ironing supplies. All bathrooms have bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. In the mornings, Banbury Cross serves a variety of fresh breakfast dishes. Guests can enjoy local British produce. Options include full English breakfast, smoked salmon, and vegetarian alternatives. With a garden, Banbury Cross B&B is a 20-minute drive from Brailes Golf Club. Both Oxford and Stratford upon Avon are within 30 miles and Leamington Spa is a 30-minute drive away.
Cotefields Bed & Breakfast Hotel
Cromwell Lodge Hotel by Greene King Inns Hotel
The hotel is located in the centre of the historic market town of Banbury, which features in the old nursery rhyme 'Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross'. Banbury is a buzzing town, with traditional street markets and high street chain stores. It offers a variety of night-time entertainment, with its cinema, theatre, restaurants and clubs. Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and Blenheim Palace, the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, are all nearby. Birmingham International Airport is some 67 km from the hotel, while Luton Airport is about 106 km away, Heathrow Airport is about 113 km away, Stansted Airport is about 185 km away and Bristol Airport is 199 km away. Guests are welcomed into the majestic 17th century accommodation, which comprises a total of 23 guest rooms, spread over 3 floors. It offers en suite rooms, a restaurant, a bar, a secret garden and complimentary parking. There is also a lobby and Internet access. The hotel is non-smoking throughout. The rooms each include a telephone, daily housekeeping, a double bed, a direct dial telephone, Internet access, a TV, a radio, an en suite bathroom with shower and bathtub and tea and coffee making facilities. An iron and ironing board is also provided. The elegant restaurant offers an imaginative menu, along with a wide range of traditional ales and good wines. There is a large enclosed 'secret' garden, where food is also served. By car: from the M40 take Junction 11. Drive straight over the first two roundabouts. On the third roundabout turn left into Southam Road. Southam Road becomes North Bar after the traffic lights and the hotel is situated on the right-hand side, approximately 350 m from the lights.
The Brasenose Arms Hotel
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Hotels in Banbury
Banbury is perhaps best known for its delicious cakes, which have been produced at the settlement since the 16th century and have been shipped all over the world, from Asia and America to Australasia. This historic market centre was also home to an impressive castle, which was built in the 12th century but was demolished shortly after the English Civil War.
This area was inhabited as far back as the Iron Age and was originally a quiet Saxon settlement, featuring a few mills by the Norman period. The demolition of the castle after the English Civil War was a testament to Banbury's prominent role in the tumultuous conflict that led to the destruction of many other medieval castles in the area. At the Reindeer Inn, it is alleged that Oliver Cromwell prepared a plan for the Battle of Edge Hill, which took place near Edge Hill in Warwickshire in 1642 and ended in an inconclusive result for the Royalists and Parliamentarians.
By the time of the Industrial Revolution, Banbury was linked to the Oxford Canal, which enabled the town to acquire large amounts of coal from further north. The town was also home to a thriving wool trade by the late Middle Ages, and held a substantial cattle market until the end of the 20th century.
What to do
See Banbury Museum, which features a tourist information centre and exhibits the town's proud industrial and military heritage. Another site you won't want to miss is the Banbury Cross, which was built in the Victorian period, although several other much older crosses had stood over the settlement until the end of the 16th century.
Day trip suggestions
For some picture-postcard scenery, head to the Cotswolds and explore some of England's most handsome settlements such as Bourton-on-the-Water, Bibury, Stow-on-the-Wold and Moreton-in-Marsh. Another famous attraction just a short drive away is Blenheim Palace, which is one of Britain's greatest stately homes and the birthplace of Winston Churchill.
You should also consider a day trip to Oxford, the City of Dreaming Spires and the home of the internationally acclaimed Bodleian Library and Natural History Museum. Wander around the grounds of the enchanting medieval colleges of one of the world's oldest and most prestigious universities, have a punt on the River Cherwell, or spend some time in the city's fantastic riverside pubs.
For great value for money, choose the contemporary Holiday Inn Express Banbury M40 Jct.11, which is convenient for people looking to explore the wider region. One of the most luxurious Banbury hotels is the Deddington Arms Hotel, a beautiful 16th-century former country inn featuring an award-winning restaurant.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Banbury
Which hotels are the most popular ones to stay at in Banbury?The best hotels to stay in Banbury are Red Lion Hotel by Greene King Inns, Banbury Cross B&B and Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel.
What is the cheapest price for a hotel in Banbury?Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel in Banbury offers one night in a double room at the price of £53.
What are the best hotels in Banbury near the center?Mercure Banbury Whately Hall Hotel, Banbury Cross B&B and Fairlawns Guest House are located in the central neighborhood of Banbury.
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