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University Church of St. Mary the Virgin

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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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High St., Oxford OX1 4AH, England
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+44 1865 279111
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Brought my step-daughter for a day trip to Oxford and chose the climb to the top of the University Church as the first thing to do. It was AWESOME! And worth EVERY ONE of the 120+ claustrophobic, narrow, winding steps. The view is phenomenal and...More

Thank little-miss-magic1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the church last November. I was not really amazed by the church. However, I decided to climb the tower (for 4 pounds I think) and after some stairs I made it to the top. I was rewarded with an amazing view of Oxford and...More

Thank YFCy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first destination in Oxford. Very nice place. Must climb on church tower. One can see the entire ox ford city.

Thank Soma S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you fit and active climb the tower for the most spectacular views across Oxford. It's a beautiful place to spend a while.

Thank TheSecretF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the heart of the city, right in the High Street, beautiful indoors, really worth a quick (or not that quick) visit!

Thank MireyaTM
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Yes, it's a circular tower with a lot of steps -- not for the very faint of heart -- but how beautiful a view it affords! The church also has wonderful acoustics: if you ever hear about a concert in this church as venue, attend.

Thank Louise B
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

The church offers a climb to the top of the tower with excellent views from the top. A good place to start the tour in Oxford. It closes at 17:00.

Thank nativronen
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Located in the central of Oxford, you must have a stop here. You will admire the tower, the interior of the church and can light a candle. There are 127 steps to climb inside the 13th century tower for a panoramic view. St.Mary the Virgin...More

Thank christoskontas
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely church and amazing view from the top of the tower (£4 charge). You really get a good understanding of Oxford’s geography and some amazing views of the colleges so worth doing early in your visit.

Thank Tom_Blancmange
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Climb the tower; best view of Oxford, worth the 4 pounds for sure! Avoid bringing large backpacks or anything of the sort as the staircase is incredibly tight.

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