Canal Boat Breaks in Oxfordshire are becoming a very attractive option for those who no longer want to travel abroad. The opportunity to spend a few days leisurely cruising through the waterways of one of the most beautiful parts of the country should not be passed up.
The town of Banbury is one of the oldest in the county and there is much to see and do for those spending their Canal Boat Breaks in Oxfordshire. Banbury has several bakeries which sell the Banbury cake, which is very similar to the Eccles cake and should be sampled during your visit.
The town was also home to Banbury Cross, destroyed by the Puritans in the 17th century, although the Cross is no longer there. There is a statue which commemorates the ‘fine lady upon a white horse’ as immortalised in the famous nursery rhyme and there are many fine examples of the town’s history which can be easily seen with a walk around the town.
To keep the children entertained while you are in Banbury you can pay a visit to the Spiceball Centre and Park. With a skateboard area and children’s play area you can take advantage of the facilities to allow the children to burn off a little energy.
Woodstock also has a long history and is associated with some important figures in history. Elizabeth I was imprisoned in the Woodstock Manor gatehouse before she became queen and Geoffrey Chaucer had a home in Woodstock. Modern day visitors on Canal Boat Breaks in Oxfordshire can take in the historic significance of the town or do a little shopping for supplies. Woodstock has a farmer’s market which takes place on the first Saturday of each month as well as a variety of shops which are ideal for your everyday needs.