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Address: Corner of Carfax and Cornmarket, Oxford OX1, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 792653
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Located in Carfax, the center of Oxford's shopping area since the medieval...

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.

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Great view of the Dreaming Spires

It's a long walk up that tower staircase, but once on top you get a lovely view of historic Oxford. Well worth the effort.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

It's a long walk up that tower staircase, but once on top you get a lovely view of historic Oxford. Well worth the effort.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Only a couple of quid, tight spiral stairs but some good views once you've squeezed your way to the top!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Whilst in the centre of Oxford there are higher and better viewing platforms to see above the colleges in Oxford . St Mary the virgin gives better views

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very steep narrow spiral staircase to the top of the tower - not for the feint hearted - but well worth it when you get to the top .... and get your breath back

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We have climbed up the tower during the visit to Oxford. The views are brilliant from the top. It is a great place to visit to view the spires and the rooftops of Oxford.

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Stockport, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Intended to climb Carfax Tower at the weekend but changed my mind when I saw the tiny spiral staircase. I'm a big chap and the stairwell was only slightly wider than me so I backed out which was a shame. The modest charge of £2.50 seemed very reasonable and the view would have been worth it but sadly it wasn't... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

With a entrance price of £2.50 I didn't think it was value for money. Nice climb up the spiral staircase but the view from the top was disappointing, to many modern structures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We've past the tower many times and finally decided we ought to go up. Carfax is the tower at the crossroads at the heart of the ancient city. The tower itself (all that is left of an ancient church) isn't particularly interesting but the view of Oxford is amazing. Probably you would get this view from any tall building in... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Blink and you will miss it. I would not recommend any special effort to go and see this "attraction"

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

During a recent visit to Oxford City, we decided to climb the ninety odd steps to the top of the Carfax Tower. The tower itself can be found at the crossroads in the City formed by Cornmarket Street and Queen Street. Entrance fee is £2.50 per person. The tower gives you the opportunity of climbing the very tight circular stairs... More 

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