Banbury is perhaps best known for its cakes and its Cross. Today it is a modern market town
Although the town dates from Saxon times, few buildings today date from earlier than the 17th century. Two Civil War sieges destroyed much of the old town, and after that the castle was pulled down so that the stone could be used to rebuild the damaged houses. In the 18th century the citizens blew up their old church, rather than spending money to restore it!
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Banbury, Oxfordshire, England