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10-02-2012 : VISIT BANBURY ON A CANAL BOAT HOLIDAY IN OXFORDSHIRE

Book a Canal Boat Holiday from Gayton Marina and cruise to Banbury along the picturesque Oxford Canal.

Moor your Canal Boat at the Castle Quay for an ultimate shopping experience attracting millions of visits a year.

It really is a shoppers paradise containing some of the best designer outlets in the country.

Located between the historic Market Place and the picturesque Canal, Castle Quay has something for everyone.

The town also offers pubs, cafes and restaurants to suit all taste.

Call in at one of the tea shops and try the famous Banbury cakes, a treat made from fruit and pastry.

Banbury will be forever immortalized in the nursery rhyme Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross and is attributed to Queen Elizabeth I who travelled to Banbury to view a stone cross which had been erected there.

Situated at the top of a steep hill a large white stallion was made available and the Queen chose to mount the horse and ride to Banbury Cross.

The statue View the Fine Lady Upon a White Horse immortalizing the Banbury nursery rhyme was unveiled by Princess Anne in 2005 and stands on the corner of West Bar and South Bar just yards from the present Banbury Cross.

Situated in an attractive canal side location Banbury Museum has exciting displays to illustrate the towns history.

The hands on displays tell the history from when the Roundheads besieged the town to when World War II came to Banbury.

Watch from the Waterways Gallery as the Oxford Canal passes beneath your feet or visit the cafe and shop.

Take time on you Canal Boat Holiday and visit the adjacent Tooleys Boatyard and learn what life is like in a working boatyard take a tour of this working boatyard and view the dry dock, forge and machine workshop.

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The beautiful canals of England and Wales wind their way through a variety of interesting and distinctive locations offering you the chance to stop off and investigate further at a mooring of your choice or to simply continue cruising onto the next destination.
 
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