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Address: St. Clements, Oxford, England
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This expansive city park overlooks the ancient university city of Oxford.

This expansive city park overlooks the ancient university city of Oxford.

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Fireworks are great!

Firework night at South Parks is great - definitely worth the visit and money. Go early to avoid queuing though. A lovely place for a walk too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Nic B
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Witney, United Kingdom
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457 reviews
239 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked towards the city centre from the East, and enjoyed a good view towards the centre. You do however have to be careful to wear the right footwear because each time we have walked there it has been wet and muddy under foot. make sure you have walking boots on unless there has been a long dry spell.

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Thank Andrew C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

South Park is worth a visit if you have more than a couple of days in Oxford, and the weather is good. It is about 30-40 minutes walk from the centre, over Magdalen Bridge, or you can take a bus that goes to Cowley Road, London Road or Morrell Avenue. It is a large park on the side of Headington... More 

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Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
oxford
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

We arrived on 30th August with high expectations the balloon burst. on arrival we were under whelmed it is just a small market place. We had booked places at things that were of interest and found Marshalls for directions but they were unhelpful. The indian cooking expert was late due to traffic. I missed the start of urban beekeeping because... More 

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Thank flora003
Oxford
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42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

From South Park you get an amazing view of the Oxford spires. Good to spot to photograph or to paint/draw There is also a park for kids and a zip wire as well as exercise equipment dotted around. It can be very busy in the summer as it's very close to schools and universities.

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Thank Betterxtogether
Auckland, New Zealand
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47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

This place has the potential to be beautiful, surrounded by trees and a huge expanse of grass area. The massive downfall is the rubbish littered all over the grounds. A big disappointment considering how clean the town is.

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Thank haley_tw
Oxfordshire
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I have cycled through and past this very pleasant and unspoiled park on ay occasions when as a child I used to visiting an aging aunt in Marston. It stands alone as a public attraction but also0 when various events take p-lace there. Many fair ground rides, circus events, sealed knot battles, and numerous other have been staged in this... More 

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Thank Davidcoates047
Izmir, Turkey
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Such a city! (Oxford) Such a park! I ate my lunch under a tree. Ive even wrote some of my stories (I made them up!) but it was gr8! In everyway! In 1997, it was the 1st time that I see KFC and 2 floored busses! :)

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Thank Irmak Ç
Swindon, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Firework night at South Parks is great - definitely worth the visit and money. Go early to avoid queuing though. A lovely place for a walk too.

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Thank Nic B
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This park is by far my favourite place in Oxford. a gentle walk up the hill takes you to a beautiful, peaceful view of Oxford. A great place to escape to.

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Thank Kim O
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

It's massive huge and there are basketball court, exercise tools, cool trees and clean grass. Since I went there with my friends for the 1st time during sunny evening, we enjoyed the wind blowing plus taking a lot of pictures there. Must go for a picnic with good friends.

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