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“Outstanding views” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of University Church of St. Mary the Virgin

University Church of St. Mary the Virgin
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US$125.85*
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Oxford Private Bespoke Walking Tour
Ranked #12 of 172 things to do in Oxford
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Owner description: Considered one of the oldest university buildings in the world, this is a superb example of Church Architecture from the 13th century.
Cambridge
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“Outstanding views”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

The only reason for three stars is the lack of organisation. The stairs are obviously very narrow and at times, with people coming up and down, it was a little worrying. People were very polite, and attempted to squash themselves into the wall but if you don't fancy pressing yourself up against total strangers this isn't for you :-) Views at the top amazing though.

Visited April 2014
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“The University Church...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

Here is a remarkable Church where many famous people have preached memorable sermons over the centuries.
Its elegant architecture makes this a place of confident prayer and worship.

Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Climb the tower”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

An excellent view not to be missed. the second half of the climb is quite a narrow space and we had to squeeze through people once on top. Quite a challenge if you are claustrophobic but we lived through it and enjoyed it too..

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Old Charming Church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014

This church has been built for 1000 years, yet it is still beautifully preserved. The architectural design is very gorgeous. It is located in the city center, so it wont be hard to find when you go to Oxford.
It is a must visit attraction when you are in Oxford

Visited March 2014
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Loughton, United Kingdom
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“Great views from the tower”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

The views from the church tower are fantastic. You can walk all the way around the tower for a 360 degree view of various colleges, Radcliffe's Camera and some really historic houses and shops. Well worth the climb.

The church oozes history too and the curators were friendly and happy to chat.

Visited April 2014
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