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Carfax Tower

Corner of Carfax and Cornmarket, Oxford OX1, England
+44 1865 792653
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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
Corner of Carfax and Cornmarket, Oxford OX1, England
+44 1865 792653
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Climbed to top on a Sunday.Very sunny but freezing cold.Great view from the top across Oxford.Price was good value.

Thank eveashe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

AT the junction of St Aldate, common Market St, Quiver St, and High at, the tower is at the crossroads. 74 ft tall, a ring of 6 bells, a clock that chimes on the quarter hour, this is the last remnant of the 12th century...More

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

I decided to take a look at Oxford Views and therefore went up the Carfax Tower which was quite steep and I felt a little dizzy following the circular steps, I also had to stop a couple of times The view was very good Cost...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 17 November 2017

My daughters climbed the 99 steps but it was too much for me. They said the view was well worth the £2.70 entrance few - I could see it was from their photos

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 13 November 2017

When we found this tower, we knew we were in the centre of town, with helpful signposting to other sights. The tower is a most interesting and beautiful building. I can`t walk up that many steps but found it impressive.

Thank kathy b
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Carfax Tower (situated at the crossroads of Carfax and Cornmarket OX1) was part of the medieval St Martin's Church and affords good views over Oxford city centre. At £2.70, most people would think this was worth the price and effort of climbing 99 steps for....More

Thank fightingfit
Reviewed 16 October 2017

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 October 2017

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 October 2017

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 17 September 2017

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
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