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Address: Corner of Carfax and Cornmarket, Oxford OX1, England
Phone Number: 01865/792653

Located in Carfax, the center of Oxford's shopping area since the medieval...

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.

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If your in Oxford its worth visit to savour the views. Not for the less mobile as there is no lift. You get a a full 360 view of Oxford and its colleges

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Waddesdon, United Kingdom
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Waddesdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If your in Oxford its worth visit to savour the views. Not for the less mobile as there is no lift. You get a a full 360 view of Oxford and its colleges

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not expensive to go up and worth the climb, especially on a nice day! You get a great view of Oxford from here so take your camera but be prepared to climb some creaky stairs to get there!

Thank Sophie R
Rawai, Thailand
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we didnt go in but it was lovely to be outside enjoying the magnificent structure. lovely to see as weel from the hop on hop off.

Thank AliGoebel
Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably worth the money and the trip for the views offered, but quite a climb up the stairs on a warm day.

Thank Aldesh1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want some of the Morse / Lewis views, this is a must. Quite a climb, and cannot pass on stairs, but worth it for the views of Oxford

Thank Bob S
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A narrow winding climb of 99 steps (although I didn't count them) you do get a good all round view over the city from the top. There isn't much room up there so luckily they restrict the number of people going up and down. The Carfax Tower is the only remaining part of medieval St Martins Church and it became... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We have visited Oxford on a number of occasions so have been up the tower and seen the lovely views from the top. This time we decided that 99 steps in 28 degrees was a little much. The actual tower is worth looking at and is a focal point for many of the walking tours etc.

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Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

carfax tower is located in the center of oxford and is a perfect meeting up place. it is at the crossroads of 2 main oxford streets

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Don't waste your hard earned money. A waste of time to see dirty roof tops, air conditioners, solar panels, graffiti etc. a rip off. Go to a cathedral instead and get an excellent view from their towers.

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England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I paid £2.5 per person to climb up the tower. It wasn't expensive but the experience was disappointing. The lady at the ticket counter was miserable. First, she just said 'no change'. Of course, do not expect she will give you any information. Just do not go there. If you want to enjoy a pleasant and beautiful view of Oxford,... More 

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