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“Cheao and cheerful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carfax Tower

Carfax Tower
Corner of Carfax and Cornmarket, Oxford OX1, England
01865/792653
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Oxford City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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.
Oxford
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“Cheao and cheerful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Ok, its £2.50, you can't get a coffee for that, so, although it is one heck of a climb, and really your speed of ascent will be determind by those ahead of you, this is a quirky little chance to see the City from a different perspective. Shame there is no map at the top to point out landmarks, but, armed with that knowledge, take a map with you and you should be able to pick things out easily. Cheap and cheerful little experience, nice photo opportunity if nothing else.

Visited July 2014
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“Nor worth the climb”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Not much to see from up there. Definitively not worth the entry fee.
A part form a few of the tallest buildings, only roof tops of the local streets.

Visited July 2014
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“Great view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It's a steep climb but well worth it. Great view and away from the heat and bustle of the streets. Take a map with you though so that you can work out what you are looking at because there is no information at the top.

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“Worth the climb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a view,the climb is quite steep and curved in some areas and a tight squeeze at times.My husband actually banged his knee on to the step above as someone tried to get past him,but it was worth it.You get to see for miles over oxford and on a clear day as we had it was beautiful.
It was busy,so if you are in a hurry I wouldn't bother as you can have long waits as you wait for your turn to go up or down but if you have the time,enjoy.It was £2,50 each for the trip.

Visited July 2014
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“worth it for the view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

You really do get a great view of the city from the tower. It's not a bad climb and definitely worth it.

Visited June 2014
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