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“Worth visiting as the views from the tower are amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of University Church of St. Mary the Virgin

University Church of St. Mary the Virgin
High St., Oxford OX1 4AH, England
01865-279111
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Ranked #10 of 196 things to do in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
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“Worth visiting as the views from the tower are amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stumbled across this by accident but went up the tower and had an amazing view of Oxford. You can see right into the colleges and all the greens. Be warned it is a very narrow staircase and 127 steps to the top. Cost was £ 3 each

Visited December 2012
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“Great views of Oxford from the tower”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The University Church of St Mary the Virgin is along High St and it has one of the distinguishable spires in Oxford pictures. The climb to the tower is worth the effort and the entrace fee. From the tower, you have a view of the Radcliffe Camera which you see in postcards. There is also a view of the High St and the Christchurch College.

Visited December 2012
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“Good local venue for tea and cakes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

In the centre of Oxford. Great for reasonablly priced tea and cakes. A welcome break from an afternoon shopping.

Visited September 2012
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“A view of the Dreaming Spires”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Well worth the climb for a view of The High, quadrangles of All Souls and the Sheldonian lawns.It is a bit of a climb and there are no facilities for disabled to get up to the tower view point but to preserve the authenticity of the church that is a sad ommission

Visited April 2012
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“You have to see...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

...the view from the tower. It's worth the entry fee and the climb, even on a cold winter's day - in fact particularly on a bright blue sky cold winter's day!!!

Visited May 2012
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