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We're really lucky here at Banbury Heights Nursing Home, with so many things to do and see just a stone's throw away - but how do we decide what to do and where to go with so much choice?

If you have a family member or friend here at Banbury Heights Nursing Home and you are trying to think of what to do when you visit, we have a few ideas to help you make the most of your time in Banbury.

Here are our five favourite places to visit:

1. Broughton Castle - situated in the village of Broughton, two miles south-west of Banbury, Broughton Castle is a medieval fortified manor house dating back to 1306. It sits on an artificial island and is surrounded by a moat - and it's open to the public in the summer months.

2. Upton House - this stunning country mansion is in the care of the National Trust. The beautiful gardens have something to offer in all seasons, and there's also a shop and restaurant onsite, so it's easy to make a day of it.

3. Sulgrave Manor - this incredible Tudor and Georgian building has a remarkable history and was in fact built by direct ancestors of none other than George Washington, the first President of the United States. Now an accredited museum, it's well worth a look around.

4. Farnborough Hall - home to the Holbech family since 1684, Farnborough Hall is also in the care of the National Trust. Built from honey-coloured stone, it's well worth taking a good look around the hall and landscaped gardens.

5. Banbury Museum - there has been a museum in Banbury since the 1940s, with this most recent museum on Horsefair opening to the public in 2002. Overlooking Banbury Cross, this building itself holds so much history, and its exhibitions are great to see too.

If you would prefer to spend a bit of time close to Banbury Heights Nursing Home looking around Banbury town centre, there are many lovely cafés, tea rooms and pubs where you can have a bite to eat and a drink. We personally love the Granary on Butchers Row, which serves amazing Banbury cakes.
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