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Dreadful experience. Our small group of 6 on the 17th of August didn't go up the tower although we very much wanted to. One teenage member of our group simply poked his nose though the doorway to view the ascent and was given short shrift...More
What a fantastic little gem in the heart of Oxford. Bell tower part of a 12th century church. Nearby is where the famous Oxford martyrs were executed . A wonderful piece of history with a view of Oxford unparalleled! Bring your camera - and don’t...More
Carfax is the central meeting point of Oxford and the tower is the last remnant of the church of St Martins, demolished in the late 19th century to make way for traffic. You can climb the tower, for £2.70, if you can cope with the...More
Saw this on a previous visit a few weeks ago. I did not get time to go in then though. So I made it my first port of call this time! For the low entrance fee, it was worth it. Some interesting information boards, which...More
St Martin's Tower, popularly called "Carfax Tower", is on the northwest corner of Carfax. The tower is 74 feet tall, and no building in central Oxford may be built higher than it apparently.
It is possible to climb to the top of the tower for...More
Carfax Tower, otherwise known as St Martin's Tower, is all that remains of the 12th century St Martin's Church. It is 74 feet / 23 metres tall and is a Grade II listed building. No building in central Oxford may be built higher than the...More
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
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 soon so maybe check opening times before you go. Enjoy!