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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 June 2011

We began our weeks hire of a narrow boat in the village of Stoke Golding. Ashby narrowboats were very welcoming and gave us a fairly comprehensive introduction into all aspects of handling the boat for first timers, except how to negotiate our first lock. Ashby...More

6  Thank pomkitanner
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 September 2014

My wife and i have just spent a week aboard a Narrowboat by the name of "Dukes" from a company called canalbreaks.com,on our arrival there was no one to greet us, no office and no reception, after asking one of the workers if there was...More

7  Thank ptrehearn152
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking along the Oxford Canal is particularly enjoyable on a hot summer day when the city centre is overflowing with visitors. The best stretch is between the railway station and Lucy's, where one turns left towards Port Meadow, which is an oasis of calm. In...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hate the canal it has pollution form the horrible cancel boats The water smells like sewage clean it up and stop throwing plastic and sewage into the cancel it is horrible

1  Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 10 October 2018

This beautiful waterway running through Oxford is a perfect tranquil escape from the very popular and busy streets of the city. We were fortunate to be staying adjacent to the canal and it made a wonderful walk into town. Fishermen, birds, ducks and riverboats adorn...More

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 6 October 2018

We took a pleasant walking tour with a guide who lives inside one of the barges. Very entertaining tales he told from olden times and even modern life. It was great to get off the beaten path to see this peaceful canal.

Thank LisandroVoyager
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Very nice for a quiet walk alone or with lover to enjoy the country view of Oxford along the canal while having a little chat. I personally did not opt for boat ride but I guess it might be enjoyable to do so with friends...More

Thank Gwyneth W
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Unfortunately as it was raining on Sunday 12th August , no Tourist Boats were out on the Canal because if the weather.. There is a 2& half mile pathway around the Canal to walk , just off the City Centre.

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Great for a walk or cycling, taking a break and just sitting on a bench, looking at the water while having a nice talk or just silently wondering. Has a very unique morale with those long boats.

Thank lBohemianl
Reviewed 5 August 2018

We have walked and cycled a great deal of the canal. Interesting to see the long boat homes which I understand is one of the least expensive ways to live in Oxford.

Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Recommend starting up in Kidlington then follow the towpath down into town. At least the traffic are narrow boats and plenty of pubs if you work up a thirst en route. Take some time to see behind the tourist traps in the city.

Thank JRMaddog
Reviewed 17 July 2018

My wife and I have just had a month on the canal on a narrowboat, a great overnight/day stopover is Banbury. Its been forever since I was last there and often when a town is revamped it's not for the good, but the canal-side at...More

Thank Paul W
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14 June 2016|
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Response from tripleplay97 | Reviewed this property |
There is extensive mooring on the Oxford Canal. Much of it is residential, but I think some spots near Hythe Bridge Street seem to change over a lot. (The Canal and River Trust website has a page on Oxford Visitor Moorings... More