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Port Meadow

Walton Well Road, Oxford, England
01865 715830
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Ranked #8 of 101 Attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

during his 3 years at Oxford, this was my grandson's favorite refuge. finally we got to visit. the idea of "public land" is very appealing. adjacent to a wildlife reserve so it's a lovely place for a long walk. Cows and horses roamed around. Fishermen on the banks of the Thames, small sail boats and houseboats to watch...and then go... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Take a stroll in Port Meadow and smell the daisies (and the cows); a spot of open countryside in the heart of Oxford. Stop for a pint in the garden at The Trout. What better way to enjoy a summer's day in Oxford.

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Manasquan, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great place for a walk or some photography. Lots of boats and animals. Will probably be mucky as there are free roaming animals-- horses and cows--, and the fields don’t sit much higher than the river so it is pretty wet.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Greenery is always welcome and lots of fresh air! Popular but it is huge so nice to get away from it all. The Perch is conveniently located so can quench your thirst in there! Lovely to see all the little bunnies running around too!

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London, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went there in the evening when sun was setting, view of river and nature was breath taking... Ducks swimming, birds flying greenery little clouds in sky.. Words are not enough to explain the beauty of this place. A must visit place...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a magical place only minutes from the City Centre. It is such a contrast to the beautiful but congested City and you can feel the benefit as you gulp in the fresh air. There are other pockets of green space in Oxford and many parks but Port Meadow is a wilder environment.

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North Yorkshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The large open space, with wild horses galloping past in the early evening as you walk down the house-boats on the river is a magical moment in time.

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London, UK
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Fantastic walks in beautiful open countryside so close to centre of Oxford. Wild ponies and horses as well as cows graze nearby. A must if you are visiting Oxford for a weekend and the weather is nice.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Lovely space for walks with dog. Shame someone has been allowed to build blocks of flats overlooking this historic part of Oxford. How did that happen?

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104 reviews 104 reviews
30 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

If you have time then visit Port Meadow whilst visiting Oxford. Its such a peaceful sanctuary yet bang in the middle of suburbia! Dogs are welcome but you do need to be careful of the cattle and horses found on the meadow.

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