worth climbing to the top...not that far..but you don't want to be too large..as narrow! great views.
The interior of the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin is beautiful and open free to the public. For £4, you can climb the 127 stairs to the top of the tower. Note, the initial stairs are relatively easy, but the latter half is a spiral and you will need to squeeze past others or occasionally jump into a... More
£4 for a trip up the tower, take your camera. not a lot of room up and down the stairs. there's not much room for at the top. Single file around the top. The views are Fantastic, well worth the trip and squeeze once up there.
There was a rehearsal taking place with local children for a performance related to Noah, so we felt we could not wander around. The staff seemed to be very busy so didn't find details of the tower visit nor could we see the original Oxford University teaching rooms
The church itself is very pretty but the main thing you want to go there for is the spectacular view from the top (well, somewhere near the top at least). After climbing a few steep and narrow steps you will be able to see all of Oxford from the bird's perspective. A narrow path will lead you all around the... More
The view from here is not to be missed and is worth spending £4 to climb the scary 167 steps. Be warned it is very narrow and steep and the same spiral staircase carries people up and down with almost no where to pass. Go when it opens 9.30am and you will be ok. It is fantastic.
St. Mary's can offer you an outstanding view over the dreaming spires from theirs, or give you a beautiful place to reflect while looking at their starry ceiling. One of our favorite lunch places in Oxford is served in their Vault Restaurant - great food and value. There is nothing better than lunching in the garden at St. Mary's
A pretty, quiet church - we enjoyed our visit to the church very much. Has interesting information regarding martyrs for the church, and also has a nice gift shop where I bought a very pretty rosary as a gift.
The view justified the entrance for me. The steps are narrow and there is not a huge amount of room at the top of the tower, so if you are not one for crowds go early before tour buses arrive. I went here on my second day and it was nice to see Oxford from a different perspective. I recommend... More
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