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“Step Back In Time”
Review of Iffley Lock

Iffley Lock
Ranked #32 of 183 things to do in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Beautiful old part of the world. Picturesque walk through the medieval village of Iffley, the down to the lock and walk back to Oxford. Well worth the visit.

4  Thank Dicey09
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Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

Beautifull preserved old lock in the Thames. Always on my way walking into the City of Oxford along the Thames. It is a very nice walk which takes you approx 45 minutes.

6  Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

wonderful traffic free place to walk and enjoy the outdoors - people and boat watching. See how the lock is constructed and works. Enjoy the exercise and then stop for a drink. You can take a trip on the Thames on a self hire boat or on Salters steamers. Some pubs have their own moorings to tie up to. There are rowing 8s out on the river - you might even catch sight of the Oxford team.

4  Thank caroline b
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

Iffley Lock is very picturesque, and it is very enjoyable to walk by the riverside. Unfortunately, during our visit the lock was closed for improvements ( according to the notice it is closed until January ) so we were not able to witness any boats going through the lock. Instead, we leisurely made our way over the weir & lock gates, through the immaculately maintained lock grounds, over a very old stone bridge and then down the river to the Isis Boat House. They were very few people on the pathway, just the occasional jogger or cyclist and a family feeding the ducks, swans and seagulls. However, it can get very busy during the summer.

Unfortunately the Isis Farmhouse pub on the riverside was closed as it only opens on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during the winter.

4  Thank fatbear2000
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

A lovely lock to pass through on board a river trip as we did.
The lockeeper is cool and efficient and has a lovely garden to show.

Thank doverrog
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