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

Great place to see Oxford. The slight downsides are it is very steep and narrow to get to the top and the information boards could be better.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Small fee allows access to the roof of the tower, which sits right in the centre of Oxford. Spiral stairs mean its quite a challenging climb (for some) but well worth it

Thank LeicsPotter
Reviewed 20 August 2018

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

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 22 July 2018

In the center of town, the Carfax Tower is the perfect place to meet up wth friends in Oxford. Beautiful architecture!

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank 365giannad
Reviewed 6 July 2018

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

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 29 June 2018

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

Thank Dolemite600
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

If you are a tourist in Oxford then make the climb up the tower for awesome pictures of the city. Quite a few steps so not for the front hearted but worth the climb if you can.

Thank Cleoface
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Thank chriswood72
Reviewed 3 June 2018

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

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Brian E
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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
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