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The town was first settled around 200 BC, and there was once a Roman villa on the land. The Saxons took over the area in the 5th Century, and it grew to be a prominent Saxon settlement in the 6th Century.
Today, Banbury is known for its historic buildings, churches, signature Banbury cakes, industrial plants, and as home to the world's largest coffee-processing factory.
People Born in Banbury
Banbury in People's Lives
Michael Fassbender: I traveled here in 2010 to film scenes of the movie Jane Eyre. We filmed on location at Broughton Castle.