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“99 steps climbing and great views of Oxford” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Carfax Tower

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.
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“99 steps climbing and great views of Oxford”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

For a couple of pounds ( about £2) , in town centre, you can climb this tower of 99 steps and have lovely views over Oxford. Just a shame the roofs are not so lovely historic as the town, lovely roof gardens would be perfect!

Visited March 2014
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“For a couple of pounds you get a bunch of good pictures”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

It's definitely worth it, and the climb is not too bad. What's interesting is that the same stair that comes up also goes down. Fortunately I was there early on a Sunday morning so there wasn't traffic, but that can make things "interesting".

Visited December 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Great Escape”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Excellent place to dive into when you you're in central Oxford and looking for a different experience. I find Carfax Tower much more attractive than the imposing university buildings, which to me are eyesores when viewed from the street but it's also tiny. Views from the top are impressive. On the negative side: other visitors can be infuriating if they're not moving around politely and also some people may not want to pay an entry fee for something over so quickly.

Visited September 2013
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“Grand”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

It does exactly what it says on the tin. 90 steps up to the roof to look over Oxford. Nothing special but nice views and fairly cheap £2.50. Might be a bit cramped during the summer months with a lot more people milling around but was fine for us

Visited January 2014
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“It's just around 200 year old.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Views are k. Very steep climb. Other towers are better.
Nothing really to see blocked views on two sides.

Visited December 2013
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