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“Carfax Tower” 5 of 5 stars
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Carfax Tower
Corner of Carfax and Cornmarket, Oxford OX1, England
01865/792653
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Ranked #40 of 95 Attractions in Oxford
Type: Architectural Buildings, Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
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Owner description: Located in Carfax, the center of Oxford's shopping area since the medieval times, this tower is all that remains of the 14th-century Church of St. Martin.
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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“Carfax Tower”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

climb up to the top for fine views round Oxford - bring your camera :) - even the iron spiral staircase makes good photos

Visited September 2012
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“Tower that provides fantastic views over Oxford.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Carfax Tower is located in Oxford City Centre and it is the remains of the 12th century St Martin's Church. The tower is 23 m (74 ft) tall, and no building in central Oxford may be constructed higher than it. About 100 steps to climb (with wide place...see my photos...to stop to get your breath) but the views are worth it. When you get to the top there is not enough room for many people to move around, so go when not very busy(!).

Visited July 2013
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“Worth the climb”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Carfax Tower has 99 spiral stairs to get you to the top. Very narrow in places - definitely no passing places on the stairs. Plenty of information on ground floor and items for sale as souvenirs. Small charge payable, £2 odds. The area is kept very clean and tidy - even up at the top. Great all round views of the City of Spires. There is also a viewing telescope to give you a closer look at individual buildings. There is a small charge. As you use it, there are names on the base plate, telling you what you are looking at. I am not very good with heights but felt quite safe up on the roof.

Visited July 2013
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Kontich, Belgium
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“Worth the climb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The 99 steps were well worth climbing to get a nice view over the city of dreaming spires as oxford is often reffered to.

Visited July 2013
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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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“See Oxford from above.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

At a crossroads in the centre of Oxford. A bit of a climb up quite a few stairs. No good for anyone disabled or not keen on heights but well worth the view if you can make it. On a clear day its beautiful. Just check the age restrictions before you go.

Visited March 2013
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