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University Church of St. Mary the Virgin

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

The queue for the walk up to the tower prompted us to enter the church itself to wait for the line to dwindle. Turns out there was so much to see inside we missed our chance to go up the tower. The carvings, stonework and...More

Thank Toni G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing views form the tower. Only one way up and down so suggest getting there early otherwise could be queueing for a while.

Thank Miranda825
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of steps but worth it for great views for many miles over the spires & green spaces of Oxford.

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth climbing the tower for the wonderful view of Radcliiffe Camera and surrounding beautiful old buildings Also some great views of the gargoyles Oxford s also famous for! GBP4 for adults and GBP3 for children - worth it.

Thank PJD_and_Ashbo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the top of the tower after doing a walking tour of Oxford. Our guide had recommended the view if we had time. It was free to enter the church and we walked around and view the area before finding the line for...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in here as part of a walking tour. It really is quite magnificent. Our guide was full of useful information and stories, but even if he hadn't been with us, the Church displays many signs with the stories and facts on them anyway....More

1  Thank trudiestottor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is in the heart of the old University Colleges and is a real asset to the estate. A stunning and striking church that sets off the landscape. It is bigger than the picture would make you think and is a real feature. The church...More

1  Thank northants90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here to climb the tower but had a look around this very impressive church first. Unfortunately they only let a few people up the tower at a time and the queue was long when I came so I left disappointed. The café is lovely...More

1  Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This beautiful church is in the center of Oxford. It's carved pews are just one of the many unusual and memorable parts of the space. And the coffee 'vault' attached has both indoors and patio tables for breakfast through tea. You're sure to be there,...More

Thank internationalvoyager
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

University Church of St Mary the Virgin is in front of Radcliffe camera and provide a wonderful view of that . Panoramic view of Oxford City from the church is amazing . Must visit . One need to buy ticket for 4 GBP person to...More

1  Thank Anup Kumar P
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