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Farmoor Reservoir - Things to Know Before Visiting

Farmoor Reservoir, Cumnor, UK


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About Farmoor Reservoir

Farmoor Reservoir is a man-made reservoir situated five miles west of Oxford. Split into two lakes, it covers an area of 400 acres in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside. The reservoir is used for sports: fishing, dinghy sailing and windsurfing. Oxford Sailing Club and the Oxford Sail Training Trust are based there.

Attractions Near Farmoor Reservoir

Swinford Toll Bridge
Swinford Toll Bridge2.68km from Farmoor Reservoir

Swinford Toll Bridge is a privately owned toll bridge across the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England. It crosses the river just above Eynsham Lock, between the village of Eynsham on the west bank and the hamlet of Swinford on the east bank. It is a Grade II* listed building, and has been scheduled as an ancient monument.

Port Meadow, Oxford
Port Meadow, Oxford5.46km from Farmoor Reservoir

Port Meadow is one of the largest open spaces in the north of the city. With the River Thames flowing through the heart of the meadow the flood plains are home to many species of cattle, horses, and wildfowl. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and together with the nearby Yarnton and Pixey Mead a Special Area of Conservation under the European Habitats Directive.

New Bridge
New Bridge6.16km from Farmoor Reservoir

New Bridge is a 13th-century bridge carrying the Abingdon–Witney road over the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England, close to the Thames' confluence with the River Windrush. It is one of the two oldest surviving bridges on the Thames, part Grade I and part Grade II*-listed. The bridge is in a rural setting, with a public house at either end: the Maybush Inn on the south bank and the Rose Revived on the other.

Oxford Ice Rink
Oxford Ice Rink6.32km from Farmoor Reservoir

Oxford Ice Rink is a 56 × 26m ice rink located on Oxpens Road in Oxford, England. It is a ten-minute walk from Oxford city centre and railway station. The rink offers plenty of fun for all ages and abilities, from general skating, disco, family and mother & toddler sessions to skate training and ice hockey.

Oxford Castle & Prison
Oxford Castle & Prison6.45km from Farmoor Reservoir

Oxford Castle is a large, partly ruined Norman medieval castle on the western side of central Oxford in Oxfordshire, England. Most of the original moated, wooden motte and bailey castle was replaced in stone in the late 12th or early 13th century and the castle played an important role in the conflict of the Anarchy. In the 14th century the military value of the castle diminished and the site became used primarily for county administration and as a prison.

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology6.66km from Farmoor Reservoir

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxford was established in 1683 and is the oldest museum in the United Kingdom. It houses the University of Oxford’s collections of art and antiquities. Its many riches include the world’s greatest collection of Raphael drawings; the most important collection of Egyptian pre-Dynastic sculpture and ceramics outside Cairo; the only great Minoan collection in Britain; outstanding Anglo-Saxon treasures; the most famous violin in the world, Stradivari’s M

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Oxfordshire is a landlocked county in the far west of the government statistical region of South East England. The ceremonial county borders Warwickshire to the north-west, Northamptonshire to the north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.