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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“worth the climb” (21 reviews)
“degree view” (8 reviews)
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High St., Oxford OX1 4AH, England
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+44 1865 279111
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"radcliffe camera"
in 37 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 21 reviews
"degree view"
in 8 reviews
"clock tower"
in 6 reviews
"small fee"
in 16 reviews
"radcliffe square"
in 11 reviews
"spiral staircase"
in 11 reviews
"high street"
in 18 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 6 reviews
"dreaming spires"
in 11 reviews
"lots of history"
in 5 reviews
"stained glass"
in 5 reviews
"sunny day"
in 10 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 15 reviews
"open to the public"
in 6 reviews
"oxford city"
in 6 reviews
"bodleian library"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I entered the Church on a whim and was met by a lovely quiet atmosphere. The lady in the shop was very pleasant and even remembered me when I returned for further purchases. A beautiful church.

Thank doccaroline123
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gothic church that has long served the university community. Surrounded by Oxford colleges, the High Street, and the Radcliffe Camera. Beautiful architecture and stained glass. Did not climb the tower but did eat in the basement beneath the ancient vaulted ceiling. Do not miss the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This church is absolutely stunning. Beautiful floors, amazing architecture, definitely worth going in.

Thank joshreimann
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most visited churches in England and has some stunning architecture. The oldest parts of the church date from the 13th century including the tower, which can be ascended, giving good views. This was the university's library until the Bodleian Library was built...More

Thank rayrest
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

This is a pretty church both inside and outside. Next to the chirch is a small garden with a cosy cafe in it. We wanted to visit the belltower that would provide great views over the old University, but the capacity is limited and we...More

Thank Eric_Greeney
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Reported to be one of the oldest buildings { from the 13th century}., the beauty of the building both interior and exterior was enhanced by the wonderful voices of the choir practicing. The 20 somethings in our group climbed the tower and reported the view...More

Thank Kyle S
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This is a delightful escape from the hustle & bustle of Oxford. Claimed to be one of the worlds oldest buildings, it has a beautiful interior and opportunity to climb the tower (will Make time for this during my next visit). Historical, educational gem.

Thank Tim121home
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Was fortunate to visit during a time when choir practice was on. Simply beautiful and magnificent. Mass runs on Sundays 10.30am

Thank BertSG
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

I climbed up the clock tower of this wonderful Church and the view up from there was magical. The architectural structure of the whole city can be view from this wonderful place. I highly recommend this place to any person who visits Oxford city. Chathuranga...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Worthwhile for 4 pounds. Not for those too tall or afraid of cramp spaces or have difficulty walking and it is quite a squeeze to get up. Also don't go on a crowded day cause it's so so squeezy. That being said the views you...More

Thank Andrew C
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