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Oxford Canal, Oxford

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#1 of 6 in Nature in Oxfordshire
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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  • The canal is a very peaceful place to walk along, to simply sit beside, to hang out around, and if you so want you can travel right up to the Thames estuary  more »
  • We were on holiday in Souldern and while walking we arrived at the Oxford Canal (125 km long!). There are a lot of scheduled walks. 5 km was enough for us (AR - 10). It is peaceful to touch nature so close. Otherwise, there are "narrow boats" to rent.
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  • This is a very pleasant walk, and the natural scenery and the houseboats make it a fun excursion. Well worth the time!  more »
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