Carfax Tower
Architectural BuildingsObservation Decks & Towers
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Located in Carfax, the center of Oxford's shopping area since the medieval times, this tower is all that remains of the 14th-century Church of St Martin.
Duration: < 1 hour
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TheRelfster
Manchester, UK1,761 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Four of us went up late on a Sunday when the weather was playing ball for a change in summer 2023. We enjoyed the views and appreciated the breaks to get a quick breather on the way up.
Written 28 August 2023
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Thank you for your positive comment, it is great to hear you enjoyed your visit and the views over our beautiful city.
Written 1 September 2023
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Teresa H
Gloucester, England, United Kingdom46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Amazing views once you reach the top - very narrow spiral staircase with wooden steps too. Says there are passing places but you need to be lean to allow this. Once caught breath back at top really enjoyed the views all round
Written 16 August 2023
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Thank you for your positive comment, it is great to hear you enjoyed your visit and the views over our beautiful city.
Written 19 August 2023
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Andrew N
410 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Saw this attraction and it looked very interesting so decided to check it out.It was lovely,the guy at the counter was very polite.Also the attraction itself was really nice,the stairs were cool and when you were about just under half way to the top there was a couple of facts as well which were interesting to read.Once you got up there the views from the top were absolutely stunning,you could see all the grand buildings,Oxford city centre and major attractions from high up and also what was lovely Is you could see the rolling hills of the chilterns as well.When you get down there you forget how high up you were,I would recommend this attraction to anyone
Written 1 August 2023
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Thank you very much for your positive feedback, it is great to hear you enjoyed the views.
Written 2 August 2023
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Dora A
Washington DC, DC80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Short and easy stop to get the most spectacular views of Oxford center. It has MULTIPLE steps that are very narrow so do not bring in large bags or bulky items.
Written 5 July 2023
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Thank you for the feedback, it is great to hear you enjoyed the views.
Written 11 July 2023
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Anne S
Leeds, UK572 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Our visit here was included in our hop on hop off bus tour. This was good because although it gave us a nice view over Oxford my husband said it wouldn’t have been worth paying separately for.
Written 22 June 2023
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Thank you for your feedback, good to hear you enjoyed the views.
Written 4 July 2023
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Cindy W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
We were helped by Jules at the Carfax Tower in London and he went above and beyond to help us get to the top of the tower to see the city!! He was amazingly kind and helpful and we so appreciated him!!
Written 8 June 2023
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Thank you for the positive feedback, your kind comments are much appreciated.
Written 12 June 2023
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Christine K
Barnsley, UK1,084 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On a weekend break in Oxford for our Golden Wedding. We returned just before setting off home to see some things we had missed and this was one of them. It's £3 to go up the 99 steps to the top of the tower but the views are great. The first set of metal steps are very narrow though.
This is also one of the places where you can book tickets for the sightseeing bus, so you may have a long wait to purchase tower tickets if the group in front of you buying bus tickets have a thousand questions to ask !
Written 5 June 2023
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Thank you for your great feedback and rating, your kind comments are much appreciated.
Written 5 June 2023
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Neculai M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
Chris Cochran was my guide during the tour. He has a vast and in-depth knowledge about the city. He took extra time to show me the main sites in Oxford.
I highly recommend the tour.
Written 15 May 2023
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Great to hear this! Your positive feedback is much appreciated!
Written 17 May 2023
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TWMIM
Horsham, UK598 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
On this, my latest of many visits to Oxford, I had time only to admire this prominent tower from the outside.
I have ascended the stairs to the top previously and can attest that the views from there over the city are expansive.
Written 22 April 2023
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Thank you for your positive feedback, it's great to hear you enjoyed the views.
Written 9 May 2023
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TKDDragonLady
Brit at home9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Lovely views (despite damp grey day), good to get your bearings. Not a strenuous or difficult climb although staircase with 99 steps is narrow. Great tips & local knowledge from Jules at the desk for places to visit in Oxford- couldn’t see them all today but we will be back- thanks Jules!
Written 16 April 2023
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Thank you for such positive feedback, your kind comments are much appreciated!
Written 20 April 2023
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