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Punting is a fantastic way to explore the River Thames and view Oxford from a different vantage point. It’s also great for providing entertainment to the locals who, from the sidelines, quietly watch a slightly inebriated visitor attempt it for the first time!
The term ‘punting’ comes from the latin term ‘ponto’, meaning a flat-bottomed boat. Usually, punting takes place upon narrow boats which are square at both ends and propelled by a long pole (think Venetian gondolas, though technically those are propelled with an oar, not a pole!) and often chauffeured. We’ve compiled 10 of the best reasons you should give this quintessentially English activity a try…
Salters Steamers operate an Oxford to Abingdon scheduled boat service 7 days a week between 23rd May and 13th September (weather permitting). Starting opposite Christchurch Meadows and finishing in the market town of Abingdon this is one of the most picturesque journeys in Oxfordshire.
Salters' Steamers operate the most popular scheduled boat service along the river Thames, serving Oxford, Abingdon, Reading, Henley, Marlow and Windsor. They also run shorter round trips from most of these towns and cities, which makes for a special half day out in some of Oxfordshire's most beautiful countryside.
Top 5 Oxford Museums
Top 5 Oxford Museums
As would be expected of this university city, Oxford has a huge number of excellent museums - some very specialist and some more general. Our website has a comprehensive listing, but this article highlights the top 5 most visited museums in Oxford.
A selection of walking tours available around Oxford
Ever wondered what the difference is between a cream tea and afternoon tea? Perhaps now is the time to find out and investigate the best that Oxford has to offer.
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