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Port Meadow

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Address: Walton Well Road, Oxford, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 715830
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US$27.20*
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2-Hour Cycle Tour in Oxford
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Oxford Bike Tour Including Full-Day Bike Hire
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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Including Picnic

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Beautiful haven of peace in the middle of the city

Port Meadow is an ancient common land, available for the people in perpetuity. Horses and cows graze there and the river runs through it. It's possible to swim in the summer... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
FirenzeMamma
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Port Meadow is an ancient common land, available for the people in perpetuity. Horses and cows graze there and the river runs through it. It's possible to swim in the summer. Walk from Walton Well Road across the meadow to the Perch pub.

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Oxford
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Smashing place to for a quite stroll. Calm and very .relaxing listening to the ducks and swans playing in the water as well as the moor hens. With lovely singing from the birds and the rustling trees. Don't forget to to try the ice cream from the guy park just opposite the car pack. Lovely ice cream. Try the lush... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to go for a walk and experience a very traditional type of meadow. The horses and cows are right there with you while you walk along the Thames.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It is always a pleasure to visit Port Meadow, to ride around, go for walks, fly a kite, watch the boats, take nature photos, etc. can be a bit smelly with the cows and horses but that adds to the magic.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Another pleasant place in Oxford to get some fresh air in nice surroundings, always horses or cattle wondering around, plenty to watch on the water, rowers or boats. Worth a visit.

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Thank Howlo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is the best place to relax car parking dog walking, kids playing, safe swimming, toilets parking yes Free Parking... if you do from the carpark to the 2 bridges and up the other side stop at the Perch half way.... or 5 miles and almost back at the start the Trout sit then by the river and enjoy good... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a great place to go for a walk for one of the fab pubs either end of the Meadow, or if you need to clear your head, run , have a picnic or finish a book. I love it here and to be honest hope it stays this way for ever. Watch the rowers on a Sunday morning... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I used to live on the edge of Port Meadow and you could never tire of the place. If you are a runner there are numerous circuits up to Wovercote or over the Binsey/the canal (the Wolvercote path on the West of the river gets very muddy in winter); if you are a walker there are lots of options, including... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Went for a nice 5 mile walk today, having lived just up the road in Abingdon all my life, I've never walked round here. I will certainly be doing again. Such a beautiful place to have a walk.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Always busy, the grass is full of thistles so in sandals you really need to stick to the path. Worth a walk as long as you go to the pub at the other end!

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