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Port Meadow

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

Port Meadow offers a bit of serenity in the middle of a city covered in stone. The pathway offers the ideal location for a peaceful stroll to sort through thoughts, or to catch up... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Port Meadow offers a bit of serenity in the middle of a city covered in stone. The pathway offers the ideal location for a peaceful stroll to sort through thoughts, or to catch up with an old friend. Tucked behind the trees there is a pub called the Perch. If I could, I would live there.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It may seem strange to think that Oxford, a relaxed, culturally vibrant city would need somewhere apart from it all but especially during the holidays Oxford can be rammed full of shoppers and tourists and for residents and longer-term visitors alike it is nice to have somewhere where you are not shoulder to shoulder. Port Meadow is a surprising sort... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The huge expanse of Port Meadow is always a surprise for visitors who think Oxford is all university. It is ancient common land, bounded by the river Thames ( here called the Isis) and the Oxford Canal and cows and horse roam freely over the acres of tussocky grass from Jericho to Wolvercote in the west of the city. Port... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

One of the most treasured part's of the city and steeped in all kinds of history. Alice in Wonderland was conceived here and it has the sense of being the most erudite wilderness in the world.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Port Meadow is a very large piece of common ground which floods easily. It sits between Jericho and the River Thames and is a fantastic place to walk, run, row, canoe and escape. The perfect walk goes from the Trout Pub in Wolvercote, down the river to the Perch or through to Botley or Jericho. Don't mention the Castle Mill... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Best place in Oxfordshire to visit with yourself or your girlfriend. I miss a lot this wonderful place!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Walk down by the river for miles from oxford to the village of Wilberforce stop there at one of the pubs or get a snake from the shop then walk via the meadow or walk to Godstow to the trote and back up on the other side of the river past Godstow nunery and via binsy and the pirch pub... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We have been blessed with great weather, since the schools went back at the end of August. Shame. I've enjoyed walking through Port Meadow over the past few weeks. I'm sure the experience will change now that the warmth is finally fading. Oxford is so lucky to have all these beautiful outside spaces so close to the city centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We walked to Oxford from the Oxford Hotel through Port Meadow. The journey itself turned out to be an unexpected highlight. Apparently it is a very ancient place and it feels special. We saw a cormorant and geese by the river. It is strange to be somewhere so peaceful so close to a city. Had a cup of tea at... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is the creme de la creme of nature Oxford has to offer. Every year professional photographers come to video and photograph the migrating birds. Oxford university rowing team train on the river and you can watch them sculling up and down. People fish in season on the river bank and you see people on their barges and single person... More 

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