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Port Meadow

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Address: Walton Well Road, Oxford, England
Phone Number: 01865 715830
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$28*
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2-Hour Cycle Tour in Oxford
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Oxford Sightseeing River Cruise Including Picnic
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Oxford Bike Tour Including Full-Day Bike Hire

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Nice walks and people to meet

A nice place to walk and always people to meet and ready to talk to you. In winter ice to slide on and in summer grass to lie on and enjoy the peace and quiet.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place to walk and always people to meet and ready to talk to you. In winter ice to slide on and in summer grass to lie on and enjoy the peace and quiet.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Port Meadow is common land, so can never be built on. It belongs to The People. Cows and horses live there and geese roam, too. In winter people go skating, in summer they lie around solving the problems of the world, as well as swimming in the river. It's beautiful.

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Thank gfdhjfds
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This is a great walk if you want a longer walk- there is the Trout pub at the other end for lunch or supper. There is also the Perch pub in between for a rest and a drink. The views are glorious- dreaming spires, river, meadow, wild horses, birds, small mammals and cows, and lots and lots of open sky.... More 

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Botley
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

I'd give five stars but too many cows and horses. As they can get too close to you at anytime it's a bit difficult to completely relax. Apart from that it's a wonderful peace of paradise - especially on spring when the grass is dressed by yellow flowers and sunlight. It's a retreat for the mind.

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Thank Barbara B
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The open meadow with running paths is the perfect spot for a morning run a sunset stroll. You'll see the flooded meadow full of cows playing in the water, horses grazing in the long thistle, and if you time it right, buttercups galore. The meadow turns solid yellow in late spring. The sunsets are stunning over the River Thames. Take... More 

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Thank erinkelleymcbride
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

This land has been kept undeveloped since Domesday, and has not been put to the plough for over 4,000 years. Bordered by the canal on one side (and the railway line) it extends from Jericho all the way north along the River Thames to Wolvercote and Godstow Abbey - skirting around Wolvercote it looks back down towards town all along... More 

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Although the weather wasn't that good today (at least it didn't rain), we still enjoyed the fantastic view here a lot. I am pretty sure it would absolutely be amazing if it's a sunny day. Great for pets, families with kids, bunch of friends to picnic or couples to stroll.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

When you have had enough of streets full of shoppers and tourists take a walk through Jericho and out onto Portmeadow, or maybe take a bus/taxi/car out to Wolvercote and start from the far end. It is a vast meadow which floods for much of winter, broad and flat and open to the sky, with the Thames flowing serenely on... More 

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Thank Nick O
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Port Meadow is really a large field just next to Jericho - I don't think it has a particular charm or spectacular beauty but it is some greenery near the city. It's used a lot by locals for running/dog walking. I think there are many more beautiful spots in Oxford although my last visit to Port Meadow was in Winter... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The meadow is a fantastic place for nature lover, hiker, runner, fisherman, family who like to have a stroll on a sunny day, dog walker, basically anyone who love outdoors activities but also for the ones who prefer having a pub lunch or a drink in a great garden with two wonderful pubs on each side.

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