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“Our sanctuary!”
Review of Port Meadow

Port Meadow
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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
Ranked #23 of 182 things to do in Oxford
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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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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 though, as it can - in places - be rather slippery underfoot.

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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 to the Freemen of the City by King Alfred. Leave your car and walk across the width from the car park at the end of Walton Well Road, to the Perch Pub at Binsey village, crossing the Thames by the Rainbow Bridge. Watch the swans,and ducks, and keep clear of the cows and horses roaming free on the common. In the spring try picking some Asparagus from Medley Manor, in the winter you may be able to skate on the flooded common. Whatever the season you will get lung fills of fresh air. Enjoy

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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.

1  Thank SeaLordSyd
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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.

Thank L B
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