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University Church of St. Mary the Virgin

High St., Oxford OX1 4AH, England
+44 1865 279111
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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High St., Oxford OX1 4AH, England
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+44 1865 279111
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The University Church of St Mary the Virgin is flanked on one side by the High Street, and on the other by the cobbled Radcliffe Square. You can pay a small fee for a 360 degree view from the tower

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely one of the most beautiful churches in England. It is well worth a visit once in Oxford.

Thank Avidesh S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a splendid lunch in the cafe in the undercroft of this fine church. Good selection of dishes- the carrot and squash soup was excellent. Nice busy atmosphere

Thank BigKevTravels
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is one of the most beautiful churches in England. The church has a beautiful exterior and the interior is equally stunning due to the stained glass on windows. However, the best part is the climb to the tower which is the highest point in...More

Thank Amit J
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I would highly recommend a visit while in Oxford. A very quaint and beautiful church. Admission is free, but if you go to the top it will set you back a few pounds. The views are hard to beat and give you a great overview...More

Thank MattTX1836
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The church itself is beautiful. If you pay a little money, you can climb to the top of arial views of the countryside. It was sunny and beautiful when we were up there. Definitely worth a look!

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A truly stunning church, very well kept and the inside is truly beautiful, with great stained glass windows, grand wooden pews and walls. I didn't have time to climb the tower, but next time I will allow more time so i can admire the City...More

Thank Howlo
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Beautiful stained glass windows, open to the public and you can light a candle here and have a few quiet moments of reflection here!

Thank 632Shirley
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Amazing architecture, beautiful stained glass windows, lots of history within reading reach, stunning wood carved pews. Easy to get around, everyone was very respectiful while walking around the church.

Thank underthebluesky92
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The inside of the church is gorgeous, but climbing the spiral staircase to the view at the top of the tower was probably my favorite moment in Oxford. Totally worth the visit! Highly recommend!

Thank midwestbandit
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