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University Church of St. Mary the Virgin

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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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Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Just having a quick walk around Oxford, didn't have time to explore much, just luckily to passby here. Is a very cool historical landmark.

Thank Jocy L
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This lovely Church allows you to climb up the steeple affording great views of Oxford including the wonderful Radcliffe Camera. The stairs are a bit narrow but well worth the effort, I live locally and this is one of the places I always take visitors,...More

Thank 604Rdw
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Interestingly enough both the UC and UO university churches are dedicated to St. Mary (Great St. Mary and St. Mary the Virgin), and both towers can be climbed to have access to panoramic scenes. Wonderful! And on the afternoon I came, the choir was rehearsing....More

Thank simonfung888
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Our enjoyment of this church was greatly increased buy the greeter who gave us lots of information about the church and its history. We spent about 1/2 hour strolling around it .

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 16 February 2016

For a small fee one can climb about 200 steps to the viewing point on the spire for a view in 4 directions over the city. Not recommended for those with vertigo,claustrophobia or with health issues - a bit of a tight squeeze towards the...More

Thank Seh10_13
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Very interesting to visit this University Church. It is possible to go up the tower, although we decided not to on this occasion. Queues were forming even in mid February so must be very busy in high season. The vaults café was sadly too crowded...More

Thank peter e
Reviewed 2 February 2016

We found this church quieter and more peaceful than most other places in Oxford and had the place almost to ourselves. Most reviewers here concentrate on the climb up, and view from, the tower which I have done before and can attest that the views...More

Thank WMIM
Reviewed 29 January 2016

The stairs are narrow and the landing at the top is also narrow, but the views are totally worth the climb! Best aerial views of Oxford! Go on a sunny day (if you can) and in the morning while all the students are in class...More

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 29 January 2016

This a must-see place in Oxford. The church itself is lovely but the views from the tower over the colleges is amazing. Entry to the tower is very reasonably priced, although beware that is a steep, narrow climb up and a cramped viewing platform. Very...More

Thank pearsov
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Make certain that you pay the three pounds to walk the winding narrow stairs to the lookout on top of the church. It provides a 360 degree view of Oxford and is spectacular!!!!

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