Perched on the edge of the Cotswolds, Banbury offers an enticing mix of old and new. It has been a significant commercial hub for centuries and remains so to this day, with Castle Quay - boasting more than 70 stores and cafes - being one of the region's biggest shopping centres.

This combination of the historic and contemporary is reflected in the variety of housing types to be found during a Banbury property search. From charming chocolate box cottages on the edge of the Cotswolds to luxury town centre apartments, Banbury caters to a wide range of tastes and budgets.

Despite the rural charm of the surrounding areas, Banbury is within an hour of Birmingham and London by train, and just 21 miles north of Oxford.

There are more than 30 primary schools and a number of secondary schools in Banbury, including state schools such as Banbury Academy, Chenderit School, The Warriner School, and the independent Bloxham School.