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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.
Corner of Carfax and Cornmarket, Oxford OX1, England
+44 1865 792653
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The tower offers a 360 degree view of the city of Oxford. A good place to look at the landmarks and compare them on your Oxford guide map. A very narrow and steep staircase that may not suit all. Certainly no pushchairs or wheelchairs. The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Oxford you might as well do these things! The staircase is very narrow and windy which I loved but others might hate. I'm the first floor there is some information on the history of the tower. Did you know no building in oxford...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lozza_H_07
Reviewed 1 week ago

Set right in the very center of the old city - you overlook the 4 streets of the cruciform based city. Tourist price to ascend - so a a touch high - enter through the lower arch A bit damp, but it is a stcne...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank annika e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arranged to meet friends here because it's easy to find. While we waited for them I paid the £2.70 fee and climbed the 99 steps up a very narrow, tightly wound staircase to the top. On a clear, sunny day the views were worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sandylindsay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Windy, narrow staircase to roof top but great views up there. It’s fun to match up the rooftops and spires from where you have explored.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Alwaysonthego57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Carfax Tower is easy to find on the high street in Oxford, it is another wonderful piece of Oxford's history to see during your trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ldgp14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a very sunny and clear November day with a breeze to take away any haze and give long distance views – 99 steps to the top – tight spiral – landing with information boards halfway up – climb was rewarded with superb views...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PeteD60
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It costs 2.70£ and you have to climb 99 steps to get there!! Not reachable for everyone because the stairs are really really small, you have to be quite thin... However, the view is worth it! If the sun is out, it's wonderful

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sarah V
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

99 steps to top up a very narrow staircase. Not suitable if have mobility issues. £2.70 entry fee Views great.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank maggie1966
Reviewed October 18, 2018

Good way to get a panoramic view of Oxford but will not add a huge amount to your knowledge of the history of Oxford.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Brian E
April 11, 2018|
Response from Sarah H | Reviewed this property |
Hi Brian, you can just turn up and and get a ticket right there. Entrance is left to the red telephone booth, under the watch. I went there around 5pm on a Sunday and was the only one there. But they said they'd be closing... More