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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.
The 2015 Cheltenham Festival will run from 10th to 13th March with the Cheltenham Gold Cup taking place on Friday 13th March. The course can expect to welcome over 200,000 racegoers from all over the world over the four days.
The St. Giles Fair in Oxford will take place on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th September this year. As St. Giles will be closed off, these are the Oxford Bus Company diversion details from Sunday 7th to Wednesday 10th.
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