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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.
High St., Oxford OX1 4AH, England
+44 1865 279111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I’d recommend stopping by this Church when visiting Oxford. You can climb to the top of the Church tower for 4 pounds up a narrow twisting stone staircase which leads you to the top in just over 100 steps. From the top there is a...More

Thank WorldTravla7
Reviewed 5 days ago

My visit to this church was triggered by my interest in John Henry Newman who served here from 1828. There is a list of clergy who have served here dating back to 1204 on one of the walls. The stained glass windows were amazing. It...More

Thank Erasmus16
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lovely church to visit but my visit was mainly for the tower and the views,which are very good and worth the 4 pound.Would recommend a visit just for the tower and the views.

Thank Paula E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is simply stunning with its classic wooden-bench seating and impressive architectural magnificence. The stain-glass windows are incredible and are a feat of artistic ingenuity. The exterior of the church is marvelous and stands high above much else in the immediate area.

Thank wathomas98
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

And experience the truly stunning views of the centre of Oxford and the Radcliffe Camera. On a bright Autumn morning the are few sights that are as nice!

Thank Pat19
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting church but the highlight for us was the view from the tower, especially the view of the Radcliffe Camera but also the views down into college courtyards. However, we would not want to be there on a busy day in peak...More

Thank Bartonbears
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We had just been up to the cupola at the top of the Sheldonian theater so skipped the church tower. But the church itself is worth a visit. Make sure to go up into the balcony.

Thank wubbuwu
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This "University Church" has a fascinating history but surely its best attraction is the Tower and the view it offers from the roof. Only 20 or so people are admitted at any one time sot hater can be a wait, but on a clear day...More

Thank Graham N
Reviewed 8 October 2018

To climb to the top of Church of St Mary is a good experince, not just to do the exercise, also to have a great chance with spectalular views for whole Oxford City.

Thank Eat-Drink-Online
Reviewed 5 October 2018

A fabulous experience in itself but made the effort to climb the tower to be rewarded with spectacular aerial views and a greater perspective of the city and colleges.

Thank annierosslyn22
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Luise P
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Yes, on the backside, facing the Radcliffe camera is the Vaults and Gardens cafe, which is superb.