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St. Michael at the Northgate

Cornmarket Street, Oxford OX1 3EY, England
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Love the view

I'm a sucker for a tower view of any town. This should be in your list if you enjoy looking out... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Salt Lake City, UT
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Worth a brief stop

Intereseting little exhibition. Good views of Oxford from the top of the tower. Dont miss the... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Ken S
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The Saxon tower of St. Michael in the Northgate is the oldest surviving stone building in Oxford, which formed part of the town's defenses in the eleventh century.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Cornmarket Street, Oxford OX1 3EY, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm a sucker for a tower view of any town. This should be in your list if you enjoy looking out, getting oriented to your surroundings.

Thank BunSmoke
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Intereseting little exhibition. Good views of Oxford from the top of the tower. Dont miss the prison door!

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this Church and tower whilst on a day trip to Oxford. It was a small fee to be able to climb the tower and it was worth it. The church is interesting and halfway up the stairs there is a small room in which...More

Thank Sweetiepx
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a small church packed with history. It has a Saxon tower - the oldest building in Oxford - which you can climb for £2.50 or £1.50 for a child. The door of Archbishop Cramner's prison cell is held in the tower - he...More

Thank Wendyloued
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My husband and I visited this church and climbed its tower -- if you go on a sunny day, the views across the Oxford skyline are simply lovely. Very interesting Tudor artifacts, notably the door through which Archbishop Cranmer walked on his way to his...More

Thank worldexplorer0820
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Very nominal fee to climb the Tower and not that hard to climb. Fantastic views from the top. There were six of us up there at the same time which I found a little crowded to walk around as it is quite narrow to pass...More

Thank Annie292014
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The tower has an interesting history (starting from the 11th century) which is explained on the walls as you go up the stairs to the top, It is located in a central location, so the view from the top is very nice.

Thank moratderech
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Oxford is a very busy frenetic loud place. St Michael's the Northgate is a place of refuge where peace and quiet can be found for contemplation. On a Friday at 12.30 there is a Book of Common Prayer Communion which I found very welcoming on...More

Thank Graham S
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The basic church is quite modest but the climb up the Saxon tower is well worth it! It is an interesting climb (old bells, the door to Thomas Crammer's prison cell, etc. but it is the view from the top (not too large a climb)...More

Thank Kath C
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Quite a modest church inside but a climb to the top of the Saxon Tower is a must. There are about 100 steps but you can have a bit of a breather on a couple of the floors. There are historic artefacts to look at...More

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