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Oxford Canal, Oxford

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Take a stroll along Oxford Canal, a serene walking spot connecting with the River Thames. Despite being one of the most crowded canals in the area, this popular boating route retains a calm, natural setting. Learn about the canal's history from panels along the basin, and discover how the structure was built over 20 years, with the final section opening in 1790. Stop at the nearby pub if you feel peckish. Use our Oxford holiday planner to visit Oxford Canal on your trip to Oxford, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Park at Walton Well carpark and take the path across the meadow to the Thames path. You can either go left following by the river or cross the first and second (foot)bridge and walk to The Perch were ...  more »
  • The canal system that weaves its way through Oxford is enchanting. A very British way of life. and so good to see.  more »
  • We had a lovely walk along the canal which we started near the train station and headed north. It's a route often used by cyclist and local joggers and it lead to some nice country walks. A very pleas...  more »

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