Staying in The Area

The Mill Arts Centre is in the heart of Banbury, a centuries-old market town on the edge of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Banbury is now also an important industrial centre, having grown considerably in size over the last half of the 20th century.

If you’re planning on saying in the area, Banbury and the surrounding villages boast a number of hotels, B&Bs and inns. Two of Banbury’s most famous inns remain to this day: The Reindeer Inn in Parsons Street, and the large 17th century Whately Hall Hotel (which used to be called the Three Tuns), situated on the famous Banbury Cross. Many noted figures have stayed here including Jonathan Swift, author of Gulliver’s Travels, who is reputed to have taken the name Gulliver from a tombstone in the nearby churchyard.

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