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Carfax Tower

Corner of Carfax and Cornmarket, Oxford OX1, England
+44 1865 792653
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Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswold Villages Day Trip from London
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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.
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Corner of Carfax and Cornmarket, Oxford OX1, England
+44 1865 792653
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We took some photos but they hardly match the super ones already showing here on Trip Advisor. It was surely a good experience as can be seen from the pictures. The cost in October 2017 is £2.70 with no concessions. At this time it was...More

Thank MidlandsAmigos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Disappointing. I hoped for better views of Oxford's "Dreaming Spires"; instead, you see rooftop air-conditioning units and traffic moving along busy High Street. You do get a feel for the layout of central Oxford which will help to orient you if you are a visitor...More

Thank Dog901
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was another first for me I had never been to the Carfax Tower and this is the grand arched entrance. The cost of entrance was £2.70 and the climb to the top of the tower is 99 steps in three separate stages so you...More

Thank allanmaciver
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

but lots of tourists waiting for the open top tour bus were waiting in the doorway. apparently you can see the Spires from the top , shame would have liked to have seen that

Thank wendypollard
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great view from top see for miles. Stairs, small and difficult ,so not suitable for those with a disability. Staff friendly.

Thank cathyscallon1
Reviewed 26 August 2017

99 stairs up... It's a fairly steep winding staircase.Nice view from the top though. £2.70 entrance fee.

Thank SeanM1234
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Stand at Carfax, make the trip up the steps if you can or just watch the world go by, an eclectic mix of characters will pass you by!

Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Climbed the steps and had a good look out over Oxford.I think I paid under £3 to do this and the view was worth it. The sleeping spires can be seen in practically all directions. Not expensive really and was told that there is a...More

Thank OirishMike
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The Carfax Tower located on the corners of Queen St, St Aldates, High St and Cornmarketis one of the best viewing points for looking over Oxford and its historic buildings. Its a 23m high bell tower that was once part of a 12th century church...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We went up the Tower and saw the improved views from one of the higher places in the City. If you don't like small ladders then this may not be for you. It was £5.40 for the two of us to go up as well...More

Thank Jamesdavid1980
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