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Address: Cornmarket St., Oxford, England
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The Saxon tower of St. Michael in the Northgate is the oldest surviving...

The Saxon tower of St. Michael in the Northgate is the oldest surviving stone building in Oxford, which formed part of the town's defenses in the eleventh century.

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Interesting church with pre-conquest tower.

I always take a look inside this church on my visits to Oxford. It is attractive inside and for a small extra charge you can take the steps to the top of its Saxon-era tower for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Horsham, United Kingdom

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I always take a look inside this church on my visits to Oxford. It is attractive inside and for a small extra charge you can take the steps to the top of its Saxon-era tower for superb aerial views of the city. I didn't ascend it yesterday as I have done so on previous visits and had already walked up... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Situated in the centre of oxford st micheals northgate enjoys the status of Oxfords civic church, It is really interesting and pretty inside with ornate glasswork particularly in the lady's chapel and a grand organ. However it is best known for its saxon tower. For a couple of quid you can climb the stairs and she the venerable bells and... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Easy to climb stairs in a beautiful old church to see Oxford for miles. No one there but my husband and I so we could stay as long as we wanted with no pressure and take pictures. Breathtaking views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Did not get chance to go up the tower but the church is beautiful. There is open air cafe beside it which also makes it very convenient to visit.

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Thank Jenstockholm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

went to sunday 8am service here during my weekend at oxford and i was very welcomed and treated as everyone else tho i dont partake in communion and due to a glitch at the hotel i wasnt dressed quite as i had preferred (i was wearing jeans and college gear) - very nice people, wonderful vicar, lovely service, there were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

St Michael's Northgate, is the oldest building in the City and is the church of the City. It's s beautiful place heavy centuries of prayer. It's stained glass is remarkable, as is the tower and baptismal font. A still place for a few minutes peace and quiet. It's also steeped in History. Don't miss this sacred place.

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Taking some overseas visitors up the tower here was a real hidden gem! We discounted Carfax as it is incredibly busy, and I believe hard to get up/down. St M was good value, easy to climb up with wide steps, and the view was great ( we were lucky as it was a fab day!). Sadly the model bell ringing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

St Michael's is the oldest building in Oxford with a Saxon tower dating back to 1040. The church is free to enter but if you pay £2 at the shop you get access to the tower. There are things of interest all the way up. First you pass a cabinet containing and old clock mechanism which you can set in... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I've lived in Oxford for 12 years, but until this summer I'd never got round to climbing either of the historic church towers that sit at either end of Cornmarket Street. Of the two, St Michael's is definitely the winner: you get a better view and more for your money besides. As well as seeing the town from the top... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

well worth a visit,the views are fantastic,there is a small fee but all go to the church funds,a great little gift shop too

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