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Port Meadow

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Address: Walton Well Road, Oxford, England
Phone Number: 01865 715830

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I usually prefer to visit during the week when there are fewer people about, as this is a very popular spot and to approach on the Binsey side as the city side is more open, can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I usually prefer to visit during the week when there are fewer people about, as this is a very popular spot and to approach on the Binsey side as the city side is more open, can be waterlogged, and does not have the same views of the city. What you will see is unpredictable, in winter maybe mists and swirling... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Love the serenity and great clean air all the way towards Port Meadow. The pathway was kept really clean. Did not get to meet the famous horses that occasionally grazing grasses there.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Watch out for the cow droppings haha but what an incredible place! So peaceful and calm and right in the middle of Oxford.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Lived in Oxford all my life and much of it next to Port Meadow. Always open and great for dog walks and some refreshing fresh air. Gets flooded in the winter by the river but still beautiful all year round. No entry fee and great paid parking

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Port Meadow is an area of land between Oxford and Wolvercote, north of the city centre. It's used for grazing cattle and horses much of the year but is open for anyone to walk or bike through. It's a popular spot with locals for a stroll, for flying kites, picnics, for running and and also watching birds at certain times... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is proper Oxford away from the tourists - you can walk for miles. Make sure (as they say in rambler magazines) you wear stout shoes :-)

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Oxford
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Lovely for that country escape within a city. Picnic by the river. You may get chance to walk among the horses or cattle that graze there.lots of wild water birds.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Very large and fresh nature to breathe deeply and clean your thoughts. People go there for morning runnings or to walk with their dogs. Sometimes there are some lovely horses too. The sound of the river is extremely calming. Perfect for a meditation. But don't forget to protect your ears from the wind!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A huge open area bordered by the Isis (Thames) and the canal, close to the centre of Oxford. Lovely any time of the year for an amble across to the Perch for a pint. Kids swimming in the river and bridge jumping in the Summer. Shame about the monstrous student flats overlooking the meadow erected by the University...

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Away from the tourists, this is a lovely place to walk and relax. Expansive and calm and close by the river. Make sure you go.

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