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South Oxford Canal Short Break


Locks: 18  (total)

Cruising Time: Around 20hrs / 3 or 4 night short break

How to Book: Choose the Base Lower Heyford in Oxfordshire and either the weekend or midweek option under Length of Holiday.

A great weekend city break or a more relaxed midweek break, allowing extra time to explore the City of Oxford. This route along the South Oxford Canal is beautifully scenic, through rolling English countryside, until you reach the small city of Oxford.

26 Miles | 18 Locks | 3 & 4 NIGHT CRUISE | 5 hours per day

Head south on the South Oxford Canal cruising through pretty farmland heading into a deeply wooded stretch, meandering through pretty villages, stopping off at one of the many excellent Oxford Canal pubs.

A short taxi ride from Thrupp is the world famous Blenheim Palace, well worth a visit. Continue cruising down the South Oxford Canal to the moorings close to Isis lock for an easy walk into Oxford– the City of Dreaming Spires. Famous for being the home of one of the most prestigious universities in the world, Oxford hosts many museums, shops, pubs and restaurants to explore.

Turn at the moorings for the return journey back to the base at Lower Heyford.

Oxford spires
Oxford Canal junction sign

Book our Oxford & Return canal boat holiday by using our online Availability Search, or by calling Black Prince on 01527 575 115.

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