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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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“degree view” (8 reviews)
High St., Oxford OX1 4AH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Chathuranga B
Reviewed 5 days ago

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
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great church, but the highlight is of course the tower. The view is amazing and probably the best in Oxford. In addition, you get the chance to see Radcliffe Camera from above. Stairs are not many and I 've seen many seniors climbing it. Be...More

Thank YFCy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect view from top especially the Radcliffe square's. Ticket costs 4£ but worth it. Only few people can get to top always so with a very very narrow stair case so wait can be long on busy days. We waited for 40min.

Thank Praveen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The University Church of St Mary the Virgin is flanked on one side by the High Street, and on the other by the cobbled Radcliffe Square. You can pay a small fee for a 360 degree view from the tower

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is definitely one of the most beautiful churches in England. It is well worth a visit once in Oxford.

Thank Avidesh S
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We had a splendid lunch in the cafe in the undercroft of this fine church. Good selection of dishes- the carrot and squash soup was excellent. Nice busy atmosphere

Thank BigKevTravels
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is one of the most beautiful churches in England. The church has a beautiful exterior and the interior is equally stunning due to the stained glass on windows. However, the best part is the climb to the tower which is the highest point in...More

Thank Amit J
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I would highly recommend a visit while in Oxford. A very quaint and beautiful church. Admission is free, but if you go to the top it will set you back a few pounds. The views are hard to beat and give you a great overview...More

Thank MattTX1836
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