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Considered one of the oldest university buildings in the world, this is a superb example of Church Architecture from the 13th century.
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High St., Oxford OX1 4AH, England
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All reviews radcliffe camera worth the climb degree view passing places four sides radcliffe square small fee clock tower high street spiral staircase worth the effort stained glass windows lots of history sunny day worth a visit open to the public oxford city
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had just been up to the cupola at the top of the Sheldonian theater so skipped the church tower. But the church itself is worth a visit. Make sure to go up into the balcony.

Thank wubbuwu
Reviewed 5 days ago

This "University Church" has a fascinating history but surely its best attraction is the Tower and the view it offers from the roof. Only 20 or so people are admitted at any one time sot hater can be a wait, but on a clear day...More

Thank Graham N
Reviewed 1 week ago

To climb to the top of Church of St Mary is a good experince, not just to do the exercise, also to have a great chance with spectalular views for whole Oxford City.

Thank Eat-Drink-Online
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fabulous experience in itself but made the effort to climb the tower to be rewarded with spectacular aerial views and a greater perspective of the city and colleges.

Thank annierosslyn22
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a concert in Saint Mary's church with our orthodox sacred music ensemble from Bulgaria and enjoyed the church in all its aspects.

Thank HansK774
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a fee of £4 (different prices for kids, students and elderly) if you wish to go up to the top. I have to say if you have any health problem I won’t recommend you to go up there as well with claustrophobic. There...More

Thank elli m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting only because it is the Oxford University Church. It's on the walking tour of Radford Square, so worthwhile popping in for a few minutes.

Thank Rowley51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

About the negative reviews with regards to the toilets all I have to say is don’t use this beautiful church as a public toilet!!! One simply does NOT visit a Church and ASKS for toilets, it’s disrespectful. Also rude staff? More like rude customers! I...More

Thank Eloise1975
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we visited st.mary's church on 20th August this year. After asking a member of the church if we could use the disabled toilet for myself.we were taken aback by her reaction. she was very, very rude to use and refused to let me use the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oxford has many treasures and this is one of its best. It's a beautiful building and very historic. The University can trace its routes back to the Old Library here. Keble and Wesley preached from its pulpit and John Henry Newman was the Vicar. Protestant...More

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Luise P
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Response from MariamAziz | Reviewed this property |
Yes, on the backside, facing the Radcliffe camera is the Vaults and Gardens cafe, which is superb.
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