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Tom Tower

St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DP, England
+44 1865 276150
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Loudest Bell

This tower is situated in the centre of Oxford near St Aldates. It derives its name from the great... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Normieb41
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Oxford's Loudest Bell!

This monumental Gothic Revival style bell & clock tower was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1682... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
T-Bird1974
,
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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St. Aldates, Oxford OX1 1DP, England
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+44 1865 276150
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

This tower is situated in the centre of Oxford near St Aldates. It derives its name from the great bell, great tom, which is inside the tower. The bell rings 101 times in this imposing piece of architecture.

Thank Normieb41
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This monumental Gothic Revival style bell & clock tower was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1682 and is situated by the main entrance of Christ Church College (1546) near the center of Oxford. The square gatehouse tower features a clock and an octagonal lantern...More

Thank T-Bird1974
Reviewed 7 August 2016

This majestic square tower designed by Sir Christopher Wren it is called Tom Tower because it houses Oxford's loudest bell Great Tom which weighs over six tons

Thank 70ish
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Nice place to be in. Busy but peaceful. I love the services here. And evening walks around the river 7 star place. Love to visit again and again

Thank Bunny J
Reviewed 4 February 2016

This unique tower is a superb work of the great Sir Christopher Wren and stands majestically over the St. Aldates entrance to Christ Church College. It is a bell tower named after the large bell which it houses. Other reviewers have noted that photography is...More

1  Thank WMIM
Reviewed 18 February 2015

One of Oxford's outstanding architectural wonders. It dominates St Aldates Street in the south of the city, and usually has a stream of buses parked in front making it very difficult to see through into the quad behind. It was designed by Christopher Wren and...More

1  Thank Jolyon67
Reviewed 29 June 2012

Attributed to Wren, as are quite a number of Oxford's landmark buildings, Tom Tower is a landmark on the Road from the town centre to Abingdon. A little spoiled by the number of bus stops outside.

2  Thank Relentlessvoyager
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