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University Church of St. Mary the Virgin

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Address: High St., Oxford OX1 4AH, England
Phone Number: 01865-279111
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Description: Considered one of the oldest university buildings in the world, this is a...
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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This is a beautiful church, we were lucky enough to be there when there was a rehersal for a choir and music event later that day. The tower is a must - the views over Oxford are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful church, we were lucky enough to be there when there was a rehersal for a choir and music event later that day. The tower is a must - the views over Oxford are wonderful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Around the church you can find lots of beautiful spots for taking photos. Even though it was raining we took nice shots. Loved it! :)

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Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

One of the larger and older Oxford churches. They are all so lovely, hard to say which one is best. Cafe in front. Free access. No weekday evensong.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Climb the tower! We were lucky that the weather was beautiful but the view of the surrounding colleges and buildings was well worth the climb and £4 entry fee. The church itself was pretty but nothing to right home about.

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Unfortunately, they are remodeled the church with more open space so it no longer has the little cozy nooks it used to. The gift shop has been scaled down as well. Used to find all kinds of things there, ie jewelry, bookends, etc etc but this time only postcards. Oh well

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I was fascinated by this historic setting for the martyrdom of England's first 'reformed' preachers. To sit there and soak in the history of the place was a little overwhelming. This is not usually part of the walking tours, so make sure you visit this church before leaving Oxford

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Make sure that you get to the tower at opening time especially on weekends! The stair case to the top is VERY narrow so not suitable for those who are claustrophobic - especially if it's busy! We were lucky as we didn't meet anyone going up or down the stairs the opposite way to us - if we had, I... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Particularily enjoyed walking up the stairs to the tower. The views were very impressive so bring your camera. It might be best to go in the morning or when it's quiet as I had great uninterrupted time to take photos but if there are many people it might be difficult as it is very narrow and difficult to pass people.

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Iver Heath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Where Oxford University started, so we'll worth a visit. Good interactive display showing history. View from tower worth the effort - lots of steps!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

wonderful church, free to wander almost all over except the tower has a small fee, you can light a candle for a few pence in the chancel or the nave - lovely archways, amazing stained glass windows, beautiful carved woodwork including a spiral podium and fancy pews, giant organ, a ceiling of stars, carved stonework like the saints behind the... More 

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Address: Address: High St., Oxford OX1 4AH, England
Phone Number: 01865-279111
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford

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