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University Church of St. Mary the Virgin

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Address: High St., Oxford OX1 4AH, England
Phone Number: 01865-279111
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Considered one of the oldest university buildings in the world, this is a...

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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One of many ancient edifices

very interesting and convenient when wandering around town, especially fun for those with a history bent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
ELIZABETH M
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Essex, Vermont
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Essex, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

very interesting and convenient when wandering around town, especially fun for those with a history bent.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had been there on my holiday was last Christmas , I like the all of the Oxford street . I had visited the Church of Mary .it was an antique church .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This church is well worth a visit during your stay in Oxford. We didn't make it up the tower as the queue was huge, but walking round the interior was rewarding. Information boards (that may be a bit over-egging them) tell you about the Oxford martyrs, the development of the church through the ages, and other interesting historic bits and... More 

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Windsor, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are able to climb all the stairs, this is worth it!! It has the most beautiful skyline view of the university.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a small payment you get to climb the tower ... but it is NOT for the faint hearted. Near the top the staircase is quite steep and very narrow so one at a time only! But you get spectacular views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lure of this church was definitely the view from the top. It can get pretty crowded because the actual viewpoint is quite narrow, but if you're willing to wait a few minutes and fork over 4 pounds then it's worth it. Some amazing views of Oxford. I wasn't too enamoured with the church itself, though it was jarring to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably best explored with the aid of a guide or a guidebook, this important yet small Church is a real "hybrid" of Church of England and Catholic traditions. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must do activity. For 1 pound, take the long narrow staircase to the top of the tower to get excellent views of the surrounds.

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I studied at Oxford fifty years ago and I am ashamed to say that I had never been to the University Church until this year. It is on the High Street behind the Sheldonian and it has the most wonderful tower. The church is spacious and airy and I can understand why it was full of visitors. It is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not too strenuous climb. Very narrow stairs, must wait for others to come down before going up. Great views to take pictures of Radcliffe Camera in particular.

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