Christ Church Meadow, Oxford

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Christ Church Meadow is a well-known flood-meadow, and popular walking and picnic spot in Oxford, England.
Roughly triangular in shape it is bounded by the River Thames (the stretch through Oxford being known as "The Isis"), the River Cherwell, and Christ Church. The meadow provides access to many of the college boat houses which are on an island at the confluence of the two rivers. The lower sections of the meadow, close to the Thames, are grazed by cattle, while the upper sections have sports fields. Broad Walk is at the northern edge with Merton Field to the north and Merton College, dominated by the tower of Merton College Chapel, beyond that.
Christ Church Meadow is owned by Christ Church, and is thus the private property of the college, however access is allowed during the day. Access starts very early to allow rowers to go to the boathouses. Eights Week and Torpids, Oxford University's two main rowing events, and Christ Church Regatta are held on the Thames here. In past times, ornamental wooden barges were moored on the river here to store boats and house spectators. However these have all now been replaced by boathouses.
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  • I went to the meadows each day during my time in Oxford. I felt as if my favorite tales had come to life. It to be experienced.  more »
  • An oasis in the middle of Oxford! The scenery is huge! This is a very nice place and certainly an excellent place to visit!  more »
  • A gorgeous, scenic space. You can spend the entire day here and just to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Beautiful flowers in bloom everywhere. Don't miss if it visiting the college and definitely wo...  more »
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  • One of the gems in the centre of Oxford. How refreshing to be able to walk by the river, relax, watch the wildlife and take a break. A great, brief getaway!
  • Looked good 10 years ago. Needs TLC. The area is famous in so many films, showing what beauty could be had if you care more. Short walk to River Thames & you could see Oxford beat Cambridge in a boat race with a pint in hand.
  • I wonder around Christchurch Meadows every lunch time. Really nice walk in the centre of town with river views Christchurch College and Merton College.
  • Nice walk through, just a meadow with parking spaces, not one I would rush back to, just a short cut.
  • A lovely area of peaceful green to wander around whilst exploring the colleges of Oxford.
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