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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 However these have all now been replaced by boathouses.
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  • The unique architecture of the Oxford colleges provides a stunning backdrop to the quiet nature of the meadow as you walk along the paths troden by historically renowned scholars.  more »
  • Stunning, no other words. So peaceful and quiet. Amazing views to be had from the meadow which are a photograhers dream.  more »
  • The meadow walk is lush in springtime. It is very picturesque with the spires on one side and the river meandering through it. Well worth a visit as one visits Christ Church College, the Botanical Gar...  more »
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  • Nice place. For tourists, it could be a best place to relax on the green grass. Very few are with signboard "keep away".
  • Sometimes rather busy but a pleasant outdoor space close to Oxford city centre.
  • Beautiful, a must see if you are in Oxford for the day!
  • Right in the centre and free entrance independent from the entrance to the college. The grounds are well maintained, and only very few parts have the "please keep off the grass" signs, which mean you can lay down and relax on its lawns, some of them facing the college, others the Thames and others the meadows... Plus, during the warm months you can see the cows grazing there!
  • It's basically just another one of the many parks around Oxford. Consists of a giant open field surrounded by a walking path. No bicycles are allowed around the area. I would recommend spending more time instead visiting the renowned Covered Market or the Radcliffe Camera if one is a first time visitor to Oxford.