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St. Michael at the Northgate

Cornmarket Street, Oxford OX1 3EY, England
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Oxford's Oldest Church

I have seen this church many times - but never had time to have a look, It is supposed to be the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Buckingham, United Kingdom
Modest Cost, Modest Effort, Maximum Pleasure...

Apparently the oldest building in Oxford. Over a thousand years old. They have some interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Birmingham England
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“saxon tower” (10 reviews)
“oldest building” (11 reviews)
“small fee” (8 reviews)
Cornmarket Street, Oxford OX1 3EY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have seen this church many times - but never had time to have a look, It is supposed to be the oldest building in Oxford, it appears that way, even the cemetery looks very old. I didn't have a lot of time so a...More

Thank Howlo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently the oldest building in Oxford. Over a thousand years old. They have some interesting artefacts which are worth a few minutes investment reading up upon. All makes the journey more valuable. The stairs are very solid and clearly dependable. The bell in the tower...More

Thank eyeonbroadstreet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tower is awsome! For a small fee you get to go up the highest and oldest tower in the city. The view is WOW. As you come down take a look inside the church. It is simple and inviting. They also have a gift...More

Thank Christine L
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

I'm a sucker for a tower view of any town. This should be in your list if you enjoy looking out, getting oriented to your surroundings.

Thank BunSmoke
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Intereseting little exhibition. Good views of Oxford from the top of the tower. Dont miss the prison door!

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Visited this Church and tower whilst on a day trip to Oxford. It was a small fee to be able to climb the tower and it was worth it. The church is interesting and halfway up the stairs there is a small room in which...More

Thank Sweetiepx
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a small church packed with history. It has a Saxon tower - the oldest building in Oxford - which you can climb for £2.50 or £1.50 for a child. The door of Archbishop Cramner's prison cell is held in the tower - he...More

Thank Wendyloued
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My husband and I visited this church and climbed its tower -- if you go on a sunny day, the views across the Oxford skyline are simply lovely. Very interesting Tudor artifacts, notably the door through which Archbishop Cranmer walked on his way to his...More

Thank worldexplorer0820
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Very nominal fee to climb the Tower and not that hard to climb. Fantastic views from the top. There were six of us up there at the same time which I found a little crowded to walk around as it is quite narrow to pass...More

Thank Annie292014
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The tower has an interesting history (starting from the 11th century) which is explained on the walls as you go up the stairs to the top, It is located in a central location, so the view from the top is very nice.

Thank moratderech
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