Visiting via the Oxford Canal

What better way to visit Banbury the Sunshine Town, than by cruising along the scenic waterways of the Oxford Canal which runs through the heart of this historic market town.

Visit Tooley’s Boatyard and Museum, the oldest working dry dock in the country. This historical gem dates back over 240 years and continues to serve the boating community to this day.  With a working blacksmiths and carpenters workshop, chandlery, gift shop, tours of the boatyard and much more.

See Shop & Enjoy for details on shopping, food & drink, tourism attractions, entertainment and more.

Mooring Points

Mooring PointMonths of the YearDuration
Banbury Museum through to Bridge 163 (Marsh Bridge)April – October2 Days
Banbury Museum through to Bridge 163 (Marsh Bridge)November – March14 Days
Below the lock right through to the TramwayAll year round14 Days
From Hennef Way bridge north to the corner14 Days
Further mooring points available north & South of the town

Water points

LocationDetails
In BanburyOne below the lock and one above the lock in the pound between the lock and the lift bridge.
North of BanburyCropredy
South of Banbury Aynho

Sanitation points

LocationDetails
In BanburyBelow the lock.
North of BanburyCropredy
South of Banbury Aynho

Pump out

LocationDetails
In Banbury Sovereign Wharf, Compton Road, Banbury OX16 2PP (on Fridays)
North of BanburyCropredy Wharf, Claydon Road, Cropredy, Banbury OX17 1JP
South of Banbury Other locations – details coming soon

Rubbish Points

LocationDetails
In BanburyBelow the lock
North of BanburyCropredy
South of Banbury Aynho

Supplies

TypeDetails
ChandleryTooley’s Boatyard, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury OX16 2PQ
Propane gas suppliersSovereign Wharf, Compton Road, Banbury OX16 2PP (on Fridays)
Diesel/Coal & PropaneNB Dusty 07986189074 (or ask in Tooley’s for details of deliveries)
Coal/Wood & KindlingHillier Garden Centre, Compton Road, Banbury, OX16 2PR
Coal/Wood & KindlingB & Q, Marley Way Industrial Estate, Southam Rd, Banbury OX16 2RL

See Car Parking for details on Long Stay Car Parks.

See Getting Here for details on Banbury Bus Station and Banbury Train Station.