Christ Church Meadow, Oxford

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Christ Church Meadow, Oxford - Address, Phone Number

Address: St. Aldate's Street | Oxford, Oxford OX1 1DP, England

Phone: +44018-65276150

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Christ Church Meadow, Oxford

Christ Church Meadow is a popular walking and picnic spot, offering a quaint environment and scenic views. The meadow periphery meets Riven Thames, River Cherwell and Christ Church. The lower sections of the pasture, closer to Thames, are used for cattle grazing and the other end is used as sports fields. Oxford’s main rowing events are annually held at the Thames near the meadow.

The medieval royal pretender, John Deydras, claimed to have been tricked by the devil at the Christ Church Meadow into impersonating Edward the Second. The place is also the site of the first hot air balloon ride by an Englishman in 1784. The Christ Church Meadow is the property of Christ Church and visitors are allowed access during the day through its multiple entrances. 

Take long walks along the river and explore the Broad Walk, north of Christ Church. The Thames bank offers amazing views of the colleges. The meadow is grazed by Long Horn Cattle. The Church also maintains a rare breed of sheep on the greens. 

Spend some time in the open spaces of this meadow and you will come out appreciating the brooding, contemplative moods of the English poets.

Christ Church Meadow Information

  • The only disabled access is through the war memorial garden at St Aldates.
  • If you are planning to visit the Christ Church, do so before you explore the meadows because the former tends to have long queues.

How To reach Christ Church Meadow by Public Transport

  • By Bus: St Aldates (Stop H2) – 23, 300. St Aldates (Stop H5) – Oxford Tube, OXF, T1, X1, X1C, X2 , X32, X33, X34, X39, X40, X90.

Restaurants Near Christ Church Meadow

  • Shanghai 30’s
  • The Old Tom
  • St. Aldates Tavern
  • The Bear Inn

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  • It's a big lawn. Do you like big lawns? Then this is the place for you! A mandatory stop for all big lawn aficionados. Where my big lawn heads at!? Hopefully at the Christ Church Meadow or at some other lawn of equal or bigger size. That's the only place they're truly happy. Every other thing, experience or person in this great parade of life is at best a distraction and at worst a hindrance to them until they get that sweet, sweet big lawn release.

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  • The best place to escape from the crowded streets! We had time before get in to Christ Church (we had ticket purchased online) so we walked down to the Thames.

  • Absolutely gorgeous meadow running alongside the river. Comes with longhorn cows too!

  • Lovely place for a walk, a short distance from the city centre. Saw some deer in the water meadows as well as squirrels and ducks

  • For as crowded and busy as Oxford is... this was an amazing visit. Just a beautiful place with a rich and well preserved history. It is a must see.

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