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Port Meadow

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Address: Walton Well Road, Oxford, England
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+44 1865 715830
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Astonishing area.

Natural area adjacent to river. Walk from Wolvercote to the city centre of about one and a quarter hours is without equal. Wild fowl and horses in abundance. Peerless views of thr... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Nigel M
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Natural area adjacent to river. Walk from Wolvercote to the city centre of about one and a quarter hours is without equal. Wild fowl and horses in abundance. Peerless views of thr city skyline. Caution needed in winter when river floods.

Thank Nigel M
Witney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a developed park area, but it is very close and accessible to the west side of Oxford, and is great for walking, running etc during daylight hours. We accessed Port Meadow from the Oxford Canal west of Jericho, and walked down the easy to walk pathways eventually leaving Port Meadow and finishing at Folly Bridge. A very... More 

Thank Andrew C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in Jericho while I was studying here, and Port Meadow became my favorite place in the entire city. It's peaceful and never feels crowded, even on a sunny day when it's full of basking Brits. The cows and horses are lovely, although some of the ponies are used to people feeding them and they'll come begging for sweets.... More 

Thank s0uthernsweethearts
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Port Meadow is a great place for an afternoon walk. During winter it can be a little muddy underfoot. If you have time, walking out to Wolvercote is a nice walk (with a drink or lunch at The Trout Inn).

Thank adamweb22
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Port Meadow is an ancient common land, available for the people in perpetuity. Horses and cows graze there and the river runs through it. It's possible to swim in the summer. Walk from Walton Well Road across the meadow to the Perch pub.

Thank FirenzeMamma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Smashing place to for a quite stroll. Calm and very .relaxing listening to the ducks and swans playing in the water as well as the moor hens. With lovely singing from the birds and the rustling trees. Don't forget to to try the ice cream from the guy park just opposite the car pack. Lovely ice cream. Try the lush... More 

Thank Imm B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to go for a walk and experience a very traditional type of meadow. The horses and cows are right there with you while you walk along the Thames.

Thank Nicholas G
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It is always a pleasure to visit Port Meadow, to ride around, go for walks, fly a kite, watch the boats, take nature photos, etc. can be a bit smelly with the cows and horses but that adds to the magic.

Thank garyp786
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Another pleasant place in Oxford to get some fresh air in nice surroundings, always horses or cattle wondering around, plenty to watch on the water, rowers or boats. Worth a visit.

Thank Howlo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is the best place to relax car parking dog walking, kids playing, safe swimming, toilets parking yes Free Parking... if you do from the carpark to the 2 bridges and up the other side stop at the Perch half way.... or 5 miles and almost back at the start the Trout sit then by the river and enjoy good... More 

Thank nigel h

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