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University Church of St. Mary the Virgin

High St., Oxford OX1 4AH, England
+44 1865 279111
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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High St., Oxford OX1 4AH, England
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High St., Oxford OX1 4AH, England
+44 1865 279111
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pretty church both inside and outside. Next to the chirch is a small garden with a cosy cafe in it. We wanted to visit the belltower that would provide great views over the old University, but the capacity is limited and we...More

Thank Eric_Greeney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reported to be one of the oldest buildings { from the 13th century}., the beauty of the building both interior and exterior was enhanced by the wonderful voices of the choir practicing. The 20 somethings in our group climbed the tower and reported the view...More

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a delightful escape from the hustle & bustle of Oxford. Claimed to be one of the worlds oldest buildings, it has a beautiful interior and opportunity to climb the tower (will Make time for this during my next visit). Historical, educational gem.

Thank Tim121home
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Was fortunate to visit during a time when choir practice was on. Simply beautiful and magnificent. Mass runs on Sundays 10.30am

Thank BertSG
Reviewed 9 December 2017

I climbed up the clock tower of this wonderful Church and the view up from there was magical. The architectural structure of the whole city can be view from this wonderful place. I highly recommend this place to any person who visits Oxford city. Chathuranga...More

Thank Chathuranga B
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Worthwhile for 4 pounds. Not for those too tall or afraid of cramp spaces or have difficulty walking and it is quite a squeeze to get up. Also don't go on a crowded day cause it's so so squeezy. That being said the views you...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Great church, but the highlight is of course the tower. The view is amazing and probably the best in Oxford. In addition, you get the chance to see Radcliffe Camera from above. Stairs are not many and I 've seen many seniors climbing it. Be...More

Thank YFCy
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Perfect view from top especially the Radcliffe square's. Ticket costs 4£ but worth it. Only few people can get to top always so with a very very narrow stair case so wait can be long on busy days. We waited for 40min.

Thank Praveen M
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The University Church of St Mary the Virgin is flanked on one side by the High Street, and on the other by the cobbled Radcliffe Square. You can pay a small fee for a 360 degree view from the tower

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This is definitely one of the most beautiful churches in England. It is well worth a visit once in Oxford.

Thank Avidesh S
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