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So pretty!

What a pretty lock, so nice to see the lock-keeper enjoying tending the gardens. We approached via... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vivien W
A delightful part of Oxford

Great place to take a walk too or from central Oxford. We like to start from Iffley Village (a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

I went to Iffley Lock based on a recommendation from my family who had lived in Iffley for a couple of years more than 3 decades ago. I really think Iffley Lock should be rated much higher than what it is in Trip Advisor. It's...More

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All reviews watch the boats pleasant walk feeding the ducks great place to take a walk pretty village walk along the river prince of wales oxford city centre the pub river cruise well worth the visit great place to visit isis thames donnington path boathouses
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a pretty lock, so nice to see the lock-keeper enjoying tending the gardens. We approached via the river, wish we'd had time to walk alongside.

Thank Vivien W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to take a walk too or from central Oxford. We like to start from Iffley Village (a charming "island" in the sea that is Oxford) and walk down and along the canal.

Thank Junipers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a hotel nearby and walked into Oxford from here, a fantastic walk which would take about half an hour, but we stopped to watch the various colleges students trying out rowing in a crew of eight.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit in good weather. Great little pub just on the banks of the lock. Some good walks around Oxfordshire can be had starting here,

Thank Ian-Jacki
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I'm not far from Iffley Village/Lock and I always enjoy a stroll around there, usually after tea! Often very quiet and peaceful and can meet other people who just want to chill, a bit.

Thank Harb75
Reviewed 1 October 2018

A great place to walk and check out the houseboats as they actually use the lock. Nice cottages there to look at

Thank don s
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Staff are very friendly and informative, the place is clean and tidy. Always people watching the boats going through.

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We did a nice long walk along the the river and it was nice to relax watching the different boats going through.

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 11 August 2018

I love sitting down on one of the benches, feeding the geese or sometimes just watching them when they have little ones too. This little place perfect for having a break while running, cycling or just having a walk around the river.

Thank lBohemianl
Reviewed 23 July 2018

If you are coming to Oxford by boat, you can moor here. The village is on the bus route into Oxford (no.3, and frequent). There is an old church worth visiting. The riverside pub cannot be reached by road, and has all its goods delivered...More

1  Thank lornabookworm
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7 April 2018|
Response from Stephen I |
The answer is NO as there are steps onto the lock gates and the bridge. The only way is via Donnington bridge where there is a ramp access to the towpath .
Diana M
18 September 2016|
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Response from Nick O | Reviewed this property |
It could take a long time by road but if you can find your way along the river you could make it in 40 minutes