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“Picturesque” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Iffley Lock

Iffley Lock
Oxford, Oxford OX4 4EJ, England
865 777277
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Ranked #59 of 196 things to do in Oxford
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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“Picturesque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

A lovely lock to pass through on board a river trip as we did.
The lockeeper is cool and efficient and has a lovely garden to show.

Visited August 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“A good destination to place on a walk along the river”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Iffley Lock is a pretty lock and worth a see by itself but it is more impressive as part of a walk by the river banks. There is a path strechting from the head of the river pub in the centre of Oxford down to Iffley Lock and thus to Iffley village and both are worth a see. It will take you about half an hour or fourty minutes depending on walking speed to walk from the centre down Iffley Lock so give yourself a couple of hours one morning or afternoon and slowly walk a circuit down and back again through this scenic part of Oxford. Few tourists know of this walk, making it more of a thing for the residents of the city. Take a picnic or stop off in one of the local pubs along the way and you will have a pleasant trip.

Visited May 2013
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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“A Walk Along The Thames”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Iffley Village and Iffley Lock! What a place to spend a lazy afternoon! The walk around the 'village' is a pleasure, as there's so little traffic! The Church is beautiful, the pub lovely, but to walk down to the 'lock' and river, oh bliss! Just to sit and watch! Recommended for a 'Lazy Afternoon'! Don't forget nibbles for the ducks!

Visited April 2013
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Southport. Uk
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“This is marked at the wrong position. Please look at other Iffley lock location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Please note this is in wrong location. Please look at other iffley lock. Nice area to spend a short while.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“The classic sunday afternoon stroll by the river”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

From Iffley village visit one of England's best churches, you can eat at several nice pubs or walk across the lock, one of the most evocative of fenced walk ways then onto the river and down to Isis tavern pub/part bistro pub - a drink in the beer garden is the quintessential Oxford experience - especially on a sunny day in spring

Visited February 2013
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