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Port Meadow

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

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Bit of a stroll out of town but worth it

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 :-)

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

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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Very large open space to walk and relax. The river runs through it and there is plenty of boat activity on the water. Wild ponies roam free and there are several places to cross the river to allow for some circular walks. The Perch and The Trout pubs are both accessible from Port Meadow both of which are good stops... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

massive space to have a walk with the family, a river running along the side, great to ice skate in the winter and great to swim in the stream in the summer. is very popular with the local kids, and a great place for a picnic while watching the wild ponys.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We go here quite regularly, not so much in the winter but the rest of the year is wonderful. We have a golden retriever who loves paddling and swimming in the water. Its nice to be able to cross the river and make a circular walk rather than turning round to go back.

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Witney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Thankfully this area is never likely to be developed. It has few man-made atrractions, because it is an attraction in itself. I have been there in all the different seasons, the last time being this winter. You have to avoid it on the occasions that the Thames floods, but apart from that it is accessible all year round. If you... More 

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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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