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University Church of St. Mary the Virgin

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Address: High St., Oxford OX1 4AH, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 279111
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Considered one of the oldest university buildings in the world, this is a...

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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Centrally located in Oxford, it's hard to miss. But make sure you go inside, it is a beautiful church. And make sure you visit the tower as well, the staircase is a bit narrow and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Uppsala, Sweden
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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Centrally located in Oxford, it's hard to miss. But make sure you go inside, it is a beautiful church. And make sure you visit the tower as well, the staircase is a bit narrow and not great if you're claustrophobic. But the view of Oxford from the tower is hard to beat.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The University Church is a wonderful historic church where both the University and Oxfam started. There is a fantastic tower to go up, with great views.lots of history and a lovely building. There's also a great restaurant on site.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a local in Oxford, this is by far the best place to get a birds eye view of the city! Its always the first place I bring vistors! The Climb, the majority of the stairs are very easy, just normal steps. Its only when you get much higher that it starts to swivel and gets narrow. overall a very... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Over 120 steps, but we'll worth it to get a full all-around view of the city. Beware though that there is a restriction on the number of people allowed up the tower at any time, which with only one way up and down but this could prove a challenge in either busy tourist times or if you are pushed for... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

There is a small fee to go up to the top of the tower, but it is well worth it, the view is amazing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We came across this lovely church by lucky accident, so pleased that we did! We paid the small fee to climb the tower and despite the fact that it was a slightly rainy day the view was breath-taking - I can only imagine what it's like on a sunny day - we'll definitely have to re-visit!

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Be prepared for a steep climb to the top on a narrow winding staircase but it is well worth it. Could be busy in height of the season.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Oxford is even more beautiful when you see it from the tower of St. Mary the Virgin. Staircase is quite narrow but otherwise ascent isn't too strenuous.

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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A quick 20 minute visit and too late in the day to go up the tower - however, one probably needs good weather to make the most of the opportunity to see the "dreaming spires" of the Oxford roofscape - drab grey won't do it justice. However, the differing periods of architecture to be seen is interesting, from Saxon through... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Located on the busy High Street the church provide a great location to view over many college walls . Although quite a climb is well worth it.

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