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Best view: Tower of St Mary's/Carfax Tower/Sheldonian Theatr

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Best view: Tower of St Mary's/Carfax Tower/Sheldonian Theatr

Hi everybody... I'm going to Oxford on 21st January for the 1st time. As a keen photographer, I'd like to know (in your opinion) which one of the mentioned places offer the best view of the city spires? I'd like to visit all three, but as each of these places charge admission fees, I can only visit one. If there's any other 'free' such places, please let me know.

Thank you all........

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1. Re: Best view: Tower of St Mary's/Carfax Tower/Sheldonian Theatr

St Mary's - right in the heart of Oxford - Rad Cam and All Soul's next to you with Magdalen Tower just a further out.

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2. Re: Best view: Tower of St Mary's/Carfax Tower/Sheldonian Theatr

Forgot to add, you could consider South Park in Headington. Good views of the spires if you have a proper camera with all the works. Works better on a nice day,

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3. Re: Best view: Tower of St Mary's/Carfax Tower/Sheldonian Theatr

Knock the University Church of St Mary's off your list - the tower is closed for 6 months from January - details here: www.university-church.ox.ac.uk/news.html.

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4. Re: Best view: Tower of St Mary's/Carfax Tower/Sheldonian Theatr

Ouch pcw12kcox - thanks for that info...was just back in oxford last weekend Dec...should have gone up the tower then!

Apologies FKSO4...for me it would be the Sheldonian then - you can get some good views of the Bod, RadCam and All Souls.

Or South Park.

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5. Re: Best view: Tower of St Mary's/Carfax Tower/Sheldonian Theatr

Sheldonian. You are right in amongst the spires there.

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6. Re: Best view: Tower of St Mary's/Carfax Tower/Sheldonian Theatr

Sheldonian, absolutely.

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7. Re: Best view: Tower of St Mary's/Carfax Tower/Sheldonian Theatr

Oh no!!!... Well, Sheldonian it is then. Thank you all...

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9. Re: Best view: Tower of St Mary's/Carfax Tower/Sheldonian Theatr

Is it true that I'd have to take photos from inside the 'glass barriers' in Sheldonian Theatre? I also read somewhere in TA that the photos don't look good behind the 'dirty' panels?

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10. Re: Best view: Tower of St Mary's/Carfax Tower/Sheldonian Theatr

Haven't been up there recently - but certainly the top is enclosed. Carfax Tower is open to the elements.

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