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Loud bell

The tower is pretty interesting. It looks large and quite old. The bell seemed to be the loudest... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
LostALot22
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Chicago, Illinois
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Truly magnificent

This tower dominates the massive quadrangle of Christ Church College and can be seen from far up... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Sus1952
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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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

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The tower is pretty interesting. It looks large and quite old. The bell seemed to be the loudest one around. Pretty nice.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This tower dominates the massive quadrangle of Christ Church College and can be seen from far up Cornmarket Street as it is so large and distinctive. It is beautifully proportioned and looks impressive even though it is part of such a huge quadrangle. It is...More

Thank Sus1952
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Tom is the name of the great bell inside the Tower that is located in Tom quad inside Christ Church College and was designed and built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1682. When the great bell was hung, the college at the time had 101...More

Thank rayrest
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 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

2  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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