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Christ Church Meadow

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Address: St. Aldate's, Oxford, England
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Description: This scenic park offers a delightful two-mile walk through meadows and...
This scenic park offers a delightful two-mile walk through meadows and along river banks, offering picturesque views and ideal spots for picnics, sitting or just relaxing.
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Lovely place to visit

We came here on a lovely hot day and it was beautiful. Lots of tourists, very clean and free books scattered around! I would definitely recommend this place to spend an afternoon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We came here on a lovely hot day and it was beautiful. Lots of tourists, very clean and free books scattered around! I would definitely recommend this place to spend an afternoon.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Visited on Saturday whilst the sun was shining. Ventured to the boat hire beyond the Head Of The River and rented out a row boat for £20 for the hour. Me and my partner ventured out and got some lovely views over Christchurch from a different vantage point :) After returning rowing boat we decided to sit down and share... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were here on a sunny day. It was great to walk around, very well kept . Beautiful view of Christchurch too. Great to picnic among the local students of Oxford. Very friendly bunch and informative. This is free to do. We went as a family of 5 with children. Great place to sit and recharge and just take in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It's a scenic park, meadow. Buildings are well-kept. It's worth spending some time walking around, taking in the scenery and relax. Many photo opportunities. Highly recommended!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

After going round the sights of Oxford, we found ourselves in Christ Church Meadow. The views of the colleges were magnificent. We walked on down to the river enjoying the surprising peace and quiet. We saw quite a lot of wild life and the tranquility of the area, with the backdrop of Oxford was lovely. A fine way to end... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The footpath behind where we stayed, 'The Head Of The River' led straight into Christchurch Meadow, a lovely open area ideal for walking or just sitting back and watching the amazing Red Kites that ride the thermals overhead. The views of Christchurch College are spectacular and the visitors entrance is in the meadow grounds.

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knutsford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

despite the hundreds of tourists visiting the college, you only have to walk a few minutes to the river too be away from it all. a picnic in summer of a brisk walk when the weather is not so kind are both a great way to enjoy the meadows.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is a haven away from the noise of the city centre. Walk down to the river past the old meadow - even some cows there in the summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Beautiful, what more can you say. One of the gems of Oxford city (of course it's blessed with lots more). Just had a no wind, no rain, no cold opportunity to gaze at it all. Just great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The meadow is lovely in the morning - there's still some fog and lots of ducks splashing around in puddles near the river. It was the perfect place for a morning jog away from all the bike traffic of the city.

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