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Very pretty. If you go for a punt pay for a professional.

My wife and I always stroll along the Cherwell near Magdalen Bridge. It is quiet and pretty... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
Nice river in Oxford but not a must visit

Easily accessible from Christ Church Meadows the river is picturesque enough but isn't anything... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2016
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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Nice river to walk along If you enjoy that sort of thing. Be careful of cyclists! Also nice for photography, whether on the river or on a bridge over it

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

The Cherwell has a charm all of its own. It is a small, slow river, not very deep, and as it flows through Oxford City, it is very cool, green and leafy. It offers lots of opportunities to stroll along its banks, including Mesopotamia Walk...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

The river Cherwell flows through Oxford city and many of its parks and the grounds of the colleges of Oxford. Can be very beautiful walking by the river in terrific surroundings especially in college or park grounds. Well worth having a 20 minute stroll along...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

My wife and I always stroll along the Cherwell near Magdalen Bridge. It is quiet and pretty although I prefer the walk along the Thames and Oxford Canal. If you are tempted to go for a punt (not something I would waste my short visit...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Easily accessible from Christ Church Meadows the river is picturesque enough but isn't anything special compared to many rivers in the UK. Not a must visit but nice to see if you want to take some time out from the city.

Date of experience: May 2016
Reviewed 3 February 2016

The river flows southwards east of the centre of Oxford and passes the University Parks before joining the Thames at Christ Church Meadow. I took a short walk along the riverside path yesterday on the edge of the Meadow. The river itself isn't particularly attractive...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed 19 September 2015

We spent the afternoon punting on the Cherwell. The river is beautiful & peaceful. It was nice to relax, float down the river & watch the world go by.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Sarah53187
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Im sure the River Cherwell is great to punt along in the summer months but in winter it is totally different. The river cut across the eastern edge of the town and is most easily accessible from Magdalen College bridge. There are walks here, one...More

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Jolyon67
Reviewed 19 August 2014

It's a river - there's not a lot to say about it - it has a bank on each side and water between them!

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank BarneyMate
Reviewed 25 August 2013

After visiting Magdalen College, we went on a punting trip on the Cherwell. The punts are rented out and managed by a team of youngsters, operating under Magdalen Bridge. One has the option of going either "Self Drive" or by "Chauffeur". Cost is 18 GBP...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank EmFLoge33
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