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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cars are killing the centre of Oxford. This Monument is well worth the visit and learning the History. It draws together the Church and Learning and Independence of Ideas.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RetiredWazza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met at this monument to start our guided walking tour & we were interested to hear the story of the Oxford martyrs. It's a pity about the traffic racing around it.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Konie
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Kind of disappointing to find the Martys' Memorial stuck in the middle of a really busy street - with horrible traffic everywhere. The memorial was quite nice, but something about the surrounding atmosphere made it lose something. Still, worth stopping by and braving the traffic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pasowine
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Just across the way from the Ashmolean Museum, the Martyrs' Memorial is a stone monument at the intersection of St Giles', Magdalen and Beaumont Streets. It was built in the 1840s and commemorates the 16th-century Oxford Martyrs.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

I live in Oxford so pass this frequently. A lovely looking memorial and interesting story behind it. Most days it just becomes a sitting place for groups of tourists though.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cleoface
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Ok its just a memorial in the middle of the road in the center of the city.Take a picture and go on... Didnt find something interesting on it.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank christoskontas
Reviewed 3 May 2018

This impressive Victorian monument is fairly easy to find, at the end of St Giles where it meets Beaumont Street. It is opposite that other great Victorian construction, the Randolph Hotel. The steps at the base are a good place to sit if it is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 19 March 2018

This is worth a look (won't take long) but note that to find the place of the actual martyrdom you need to turn left on to Broad Street and it is marked with a cross in the middle of the street.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank BrushM
Reviewed 17 February 2018

I'd seen the Memorial on Morse and Lewis and my son said how impressive it is. However, there's no substitute for seeing it yourself. I have also read various historical novels that have referenced the martyrs remembered there, especially Thomas Cranmer who died, I believe,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank doccaroline123
Reviewed 17 February 2018

An early design by Sir George Gilbert Scott, one of the UK's most famous and prolific (about 800 works) 19th century architects. Familiar works include the hotel at St. Pancras Station and the Albert Memorial. Pioneered as a restoration architect in "restoring" countless historic churches,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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