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Oxford Canal

Oxford, England
+44 1869 340348
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“narrow boat” (15 reviews)
“canal side” (7 reviews)
“lovely canal” (5 reviews)
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Oxford, England
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"narrow boat"
in 15 reviews
"canal side"
in 7 reviews
"lovely canal"
in 5 reviews
"boats moored"
in 4 reviews
"bridge street"
in 3 reviews
"water points"
in 3 reviews
"relaxing walk"
in 6 reviews
"port meadow"
in 8 reviews
"trout"
in 4 reviews
"iffley lock"
in 4 reviews
"centre of town"
in 3 reviews
"sunny day"
in 5 reviews
"narrowboat"
in 22 reviews
"towpath"
in 18 reviews
"banbury"
in 13 reviews
"pubs"
in 32 reviews
"thrupp"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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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Reviewed 12 July 2018

We travelled the length of this once lovely canal, but oh dear how dilapidated and neglected this now is. This was our first visit in 5 years, having travelled this many times in the past 30 years, we could not believe the current neglected state....More

Thank Graham W
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Reviewed 5 July 2018

This is an easy walk along the canal. The paths have recently been redone. Just watch out for the cyclists.

Thank g12017
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

So having walked and traveled on this lovely canal - today we decided to explore it more. We headed to Kidlington and picked up the canal at Thrupp. It was easy to walk on the well kept towpath and the village of Thrupp had two...More

Thank Philip H
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

I walked from the train station past about 4 bridges. The Frenchay Road bridge has lovely art work. Many of the homes have beautiful flowers. It was peaceful and cool on a warm day.

Thank lncclc
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We walked along the canal from our hotel into the centre of Oxford - a 50 minute or so brisk walk. We loved it. The narrow boats are attractive and the bird life interesting. What's not to like about a stroll along a charming watercourse.

Thank 415John
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JacQlin
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
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