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Port Meadow

Walton Well Road, Oxford, England
01865 715830
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Ranked #9 of 99 attractions in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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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 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

A delectable lunch at Jacob's Inn, followed by a leisurely stroll down to Port Meadow on a beautiful, warm, sunny Saturday afternoon. We walked for a good hour and a half, passing horses and cattle in the field, ducks and rowers on the glistening river. An unspoilt spot of Oxfordshire, and a perfect tranquil getaway. Highly recommended! Sensible footwear required... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This wide open space is a real gem. It is about two miles long from the centre of Oxford stretching out to the very northernmost parts where Wolvercote Village separates it from the Oxfordshire countryside. The River Thames runs its length near the western edge, the Oxford canal, is just beyond its Eastern side. Most is open land, originally presented... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Great spot to take a Sunday stroll and some private time, follow the path to the pub for lunch, watch the rowers, chase the geese or go off piste on the grass. A lovely place to have within such easy reach of the City.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Wandering across Port Meadow, you can see ponies grazing, people sailing small boats on the river, and a splendid vista of the city skyline beyond.

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North Sandwich, New Hampshire
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

If you want to go for some really long & really wonderful walks, Port Meadow is for you. On one occasion we began on the canal path at Magdalen Bridge & walked all the way to The Perch, a very fine old pub. On another, we walked across a different section. It's the only portion of Oxford that hasn't ever... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Port Meadow is an open space within sight of Oxford City centre, & is the sort of expanse that makes property developers slaver at their chops. However, Port Meadow's purpose is to act as a flood plain for the Thames, which, after recent heavy rain, it is doing admirably. We can see the sheet of water covering it from our... More

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Apparently Port Meadow is unique as it has been untouched since medieval times. However, to the eye it just looks like another lump of flat, rather dull grassland which floods periodically. If you've never seen a large field before, this will be remarkable. Otherwise it's simply a yawn, though a perfectly pleasant place to have a walk if you can't... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

A tranquil place for a summer stroll in the great wide open along the river to the Trout for a reward of a pint and to look at the bridge that Morse used to walk across been though it doesn't lead anywhere.

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