Date: 19 June 2017
Homestay in Banbury Oxfordshire
Banbury is a market town in northern Oxfordshire, England, located on the River Cherwell. Many famous people have stayed here including Johnathan Swift, who is reputed to have taken the name Gulliver from a tombstone in the nearby churchyard.
Visit Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars, and since the 9th century an established town, although people are known to have lived in the area for thousands of years. Or visit Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and The Cotswolds. Stratford-upon-Avon walk in the footsteps of the magnificent playwright, poet and actor; William Shakespeare, as you enjoy a fascinating visit to Shakespeare’s Birthplace.
Warwick, the county town, is famous for its magnificent castle and historic charm. Journey back 1,000 years to a time of battles, extravagant banquets and royal ceremonies with a visit to magnificent Warwick Castle. Rising high above the River Avon and set within 64 acres of rolling landscaped gardens, you will explore the lavishly appointed State Rooms and Great Hall. Warwickshire has been named one of the best places to visit in Europe, according to the Lonely Planet guide. The Cotswolds a very special, very wonderful place. Explore quintessentially English villages of honey-coloured stone; take in splendid, lively market towns; visit some of the country’s greatest palaces, castles and country houses; marvel at the natural world in acclaimed reserves and at some of the most famous arboretums in Britain; walk through breath-taking landscapes along historic trails; or make a splash in the lake-land area with its own inland beach. Get your cameras to photograph thatched medieval villages, churches and tea shops in one of the most picturesque areas of England.