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Malmaison Oxford

Malmaison Oxford

3 Oxford Castle, Oxford
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 7 hours ago
4 others viewing this property now
4.2 out of 5 (561 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oxford Castle Unlocked, Christ Church College, and Covered Market. Ashmolean ...

£141

£141
George Street Hotel

George Street Hotel

15-19 George Street, Oxford
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 14 hours ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is steps away from New Theatre Oxford and Ashmolean Museum. Exeter College and Covered Market are also within 5 ...

£82

£82
Jurys Inn Oxford

Jurys Inn Oxford

Godstow Road, Oxford
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 11 hours ago
3 others viewing this property now
3.8 out of 5 (916 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of St. Anthony's College, Pitts Rivers Museum and Oxford University Museum of Natural History. ...

£58

£58
Oxford Abingdon Hotel

Oxford Abingdon Hotel

Marcham Road, Abingdon
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 14 hours ago
1 others viewing this property now
3.8 out of 5 (302 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Abingdon County Hall Museum and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Abingdon Abbey. Frilford Heath Golf ...

£36

£36
Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Beaumont Street, Oxford
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 hours ago
7 others viewing this property now
4.0 out of 5 (904 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from Oxford Playhouse and Ashmolean Museum. Exeter College and Covered Market are also within ...

£131

£131
Sleep Inn Oxford

Sleep Inn Oxford

6 GLOUCESTER STREET, Oxford
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
2 others viewing this property now

Located in Oxford City Centre, this inn is steps away from New Theatre Oxford and Ashmolean Museum. Exeter College and Covered Market are also within 10 ...

£112

£112
De Vere Oxford Thames

De Vere Oxford Thames

Henley Road, Oxford
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 days ago
5 others viewing this property now
4.4 out of 5 (339 reviews)

Located in Sandford-on-Thames, this spa hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Kassam Stadium and within 3 miles (5 km) of Greyfriars Oxford and O2 Academy. St Hilda's ...

£91

£91
Oxford Spires Hotel

Oxford Spires Hotel

Abingdon Road, Oxford
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 9 hours ago
52 others viewing this property now
4.1 out of 5 (1,082 reviews)

Located in the heart of Oxford, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. Covered Market and Exeter College are ...

£94

£94
Vanbrugh House Hotel

Vanbrugh House Hotel

20-24 St Michaels Street, Oxford
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 54 minutes ago
3 others viewing this property now
4.5 out of 5 (81 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of New Theatre Oxford, Exeter College and Covered Market. Ashmolean Museum and Sheldonian ...

£149

£149
Cotswold Lodge Hotel

Cotswold Lodge Hotel

66a Banbury Road, Oxford
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 10 hours ago
3 others viewing this property now
4.1 out of 5 (115 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Anthony's College, Pitts Rivers Museum and Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Ashmolean ...

£79

£79

Pocket Guide: Christ Church Meadows Christ Church Meadows Hotels

In the very heart of the ancient city of Oxford lies the rare open space of Christ Church Meadow, open to the general public as well as students throughout the year. In a city that's jam-packed with historic buildings, museums, galleries and old colleges it's a relief to simply take a stroll in this delightful space between sightseeing and shopping expeditions. From an Oxford hotel such as Old Bank Hotel or The Tower House, or indeed from any B&B or guesthouse in this part of Oxfordshire, Christ Church Meadow is clearly signposted and easily accessed.

Christ Church Meadow for a Stroll from Oxfordshire Hotels

Christ Church Meadow experiences seasonal flooding and has a diverse and ever-changing wildlife population, so it's a slightly more dynamic location than you might suppose. It has been around for a long time, used by the city's Royalists as a defence against their Parliamentarian besiegers, but these days English Longhorn cows are more likely to be encountered than Cromwell's Roundheads. In 1784 the first English aeronaut, James Saddler, took off from here in his hot air balloon and landed six miles distant, and in fact Christ Church Meadow has for centuries been used for sport, recreation and entertainment of one kind or another.

Oxfordshire Hotels for Outdoor Fun in Christ Church Meadow

The Rivers Thames and Cherwell enclose Christ Church Meadow, with the Cherwell hosting the annual intercollegiate regatta, also known as the Summer VIIIs. This famous competition was started in 1815 and lasts for four days.

Many outdoor performances are held throughout the year on Christ Church Meadow, which you can visit from your Oxfordshire hotel. Perhaps the most famous was the 1968 Son et Lumiere, a celebration of the history of Christ Church which included appearances and readings by the likes of Jan Morris, W.H. Auden and the irrepressible John Gielgud.

Broad Walk is the name given to the area between the college's Meadow Gate and the river. Installed by the Bishop of Oxford in the 17th Century, it was threatened more recently by a proposed new bypass, but luckily these philistine plans came to nothing!