Port Meadow is a large meadow of open common land beside the River Thames to the north and west of Oxford, England.
The meadow is an ancient area of grazing land, still used for horses and cattle, and according to legend has never been ploughed, at least for around 4,000 years. It is said that in return for helping to defend the kingdom against the marauding Danes, the Freemen of Oxford were given the 300 acres (120 ha) of pasture next to the River Thames by Alfred the Great who, legend has it, founded the city in the 10th century (although Alfred actually died in the 9th century). The Freemen's collective right to graze their animals free of charge is recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 and has been exercised ever since.
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Lee Bandettini | Mar 4, 2018
Beautiful place. Lovely walks and nice pubs around it. Lot's of wildlife to look at too!
Jonathan Bowen | Feb 16, 2018
A wonderful open space by the River Thames, close to the centre of Oxford, good for walks. There used to be beautiful unobstructed views of distant Oxford spires until Oxford University controversially were given permission by Oxford City Council to build a row of dominant five-storey Castle Mill student blocks very close to the meadow.
Michael Hunter | Jan 13, 2018
I mean - it's a field. So when I give it four stars, it's a four star field. I suppose there's not much to distinguish one field from another, but this one has horses in and a little bridge in the morning, with a river down one side. I took a star off because it was a bit flooded.
Abhijeet Chaudhari | Feb 15, 2018
If you want to witness the heaven the visit Port Meadow early morning in winter. Great place to walk, relax, bird watching, boating.
Simeon Cash | Jan 7, 2018
Somewhat miraculously, a genuine ancient landscape only10 minutes walk from the town centre. Ok ok, so it's just a big open space but learn a little of it's history, use your imagination and then appreciate just how special it is. And enjoy it.
Ceri Smith | Apr 2, 2018
Lovely walk but lots of flooding so do take waterproof and wellys and be careful!
Nicholas Berg | May 6, 2018
Large open expanse of grass, though some areas can be very soft so be prepared for mud. Beautiful for long walks, running on grass, and picnics. Very little shelter available for rain, sun, or wind.
Debra Meehan | Apr 19, 2018
Awesome place. Beautiful countryside and the horses were amazing. While there we walked on to the Abbey and it too was lovely.
Luke Barrett | May 7, 2018
Great place to be on a sunny day and if you are looking for some off road running very close to Oxford City centre.
Lee Carter | May 6, 2018
Nice place but horrible parking when busy. Idiots with posh cars who think they own the place that ruin the experience.
Jason Psyclone | Apr 7, 2018
Wide open meadow, great for walks, excersise and taking the dogs out for a run. There are some picnic benches closer to the river if you want to stop for lunch or stop just up the road at The Trout.
Kenny Springett | May 21, 2018
The long walk from Oxford out to this meadow along the Thames is the way to go. There is a bus stop not too far from it, but the walk is beautiful! The meadow is filled with a sea of buttercups and other wild flowers. It was breath taking to see just how wonderful it can be. I loved the meadow and am looking forward until the next time I come back.
Des Harris | Jun 14, 2018
IN MY VILLAGE OF WOLVERCOTE IN OXFORD.SUCH A LOVELY PLACE TO WALK WITH DOGS OR NOT.THE RIVER THAMES RUNS ALONG THE COMMON OF PORT MEADOW. THE THAMES.IS A GREAT PLACE OF PEACE TO JUST SIT THERE AND TAKE IN THE DAY.BYE FOR NOW DES...
Buz Buz | Jun 18, 2018
Load of grass, nice like. We where at no man's land festival was weird, no one there, 100 quid a ticket probably why though, more staff than punters, I don't know why I'm going on about the festival, I bet you would rather me be jibbering on about the field than the festival wouldn't you?
Charlotte Marris | Jul 12, 2018
Great place to cycle round if you have a bike built for off roading!
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