Castle Quay

Castle Quay Shopping Centre is situated on the site of the old Banbury Castle on the scenic banks of the Oxford Canal, and is home to many well known High Street stores as well as cafes & specialist independent shops and boutiques.

Regular shopping events and out-of-town favourite market traders, carefully chosen for you, are dotted around the shopping centre throughout the year.

Within easy reach from the town centre and close to local bus and train services, we have over 85 excellent stores for your every need with a wide variety of cafes and restaurants on site.   With over 180,000 people visiting us every week to shop, browse, eat and drink, meet friends and family, to work, and to enjoy their leisure time, Castle Quay is at the heart of Banbury’s community.

More than just shopping

As well as all the shopping and food & drink you could need, Castle Quay also accommodates the Banbury Museum where you can find out all about Banbury’s rich and exciting history.  Find out about the siege of Banbury Castle during the Civil War, how Banbury exported its plush cloth around the world, the history of the Canal and see many treasures from across four centuries of history.  You can also access Tooley’s Boatyard from here, where you can take boat tours and visit the art gallery.  The museum is open Monday to Saturday, 9:30am to 5pm, and Sundays and Bank Holidays 10:30am to 4:30pm.

Other services available within the centre include the Tourist Information Centre, where you can get help planning your visit to Banbury, and buy a wide range of souvenirs, gifts and local history publications.

Castle Quay has a full range of facilities to make your visit comfortable.  These include cash points, public toilets with disabled and baby changing facilities, and in the south car park there is the Shopmobility unit, designed to help all shoppers with special needs.  We also have a lost property service, accessed by calling 01295 256296, and a dedicated security team making sure that the centre offers a secure and safe environment.

Getting in contact

Opening hoursMon – Sat 8.30am-6.00pm (M&S opens 8am) ; Sun & Bank holidays 10.30am-4.30pm individual store hours may vary

Parking friendly

There are 830 spaces in our two car parks located off Cherwell Drive, including 38 Disabled and 62 for ‘Parent & Toddler’.  For that bit of luxury, you can now take advantage of the environmentally friendly ICC car valeting service and have your car thoroughly cleaned while you are enjoying yourself at Castle Quay.  Visit Castle Quay’s Parking Page for more information about all the services they have to offer, including scratch, stain and pet hair removal.

Castle Quay offers and promotions

For much more info, use our simple menu (above), follow us via any of the social media channels at the top of the page or scroll down for our latest offers. You can call us on 01295 256296 – or send us your email (at the foot of this page) and we’ll keep you posted with regular updates.” – Castle Quay