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Carfax Tower

Corner of Carfax and Cornmarket, Oxford OX1, England
+44 1865 792653
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Oxford, Stratford and the Cotswold Villages Day Trip from London
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Located in Carfax, the center of Oxford's shopping area since the medieval times, this tower is all that remains of the 14th-century Church of St. Martin.
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Corner of Carfax and Cornmarket, Oxford OX1, England
+44 1865 792653
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughters climbed the 99 steps but it was too much for me. They said the view was well worth the £2.70 entrance few - I could see it was from their photos

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 6 days ago

When we found this tower, we knew we were in the centre of town, with helpful signposting to other sights. The tower is a most interesting and beautiful building. I can`t walk up that many steps but found it impressive.

Thank kathy b
Reviewed 1 week ago

Carfax Tower (situated at the crossroads of Carfax and Cornmarket OX1) was part of the medieval St Martin's Church and affords good views over Oxford city centre. At £2.70, most people would think this was worth the price and effort of climbing 99 steps for....More

Thank fightingfit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took some photos but they hardly match the super ones already showing here on Trip Advisor. It was surely a good experience as can be seen from the pictures. The cost in October 2017 is £2.70 with no concessions. At this time it was...More

Thank MidlandsAmigos
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Disappointing. I hoped for better views of Oxford's "Dreaming Spires"; instead, you see rooftop air-conditioning units and traffic moving along busy High Street. You do get a feel for the layout of central Oxford which will help to orient you if you are a visitor...More

Thank Dog901
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This was another first for me I had never been to the Carfax Tower and this is the grand arched entrance. The cost of entrance was £2.70 and the climb to the top of the tower is 99 steps in three separate stages so you...More

Thank allanmaciver
Reviewed 17 September 2017

but lots of tourists waiting for the open top tour bus were waiting in the doorway. apparently you can see the Spires from the top , shame would have liked to have seen that

Thank wendypollard
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great view from top see for miles. Stairs, small and difficult ,so not suitable for those with a disability. Staff friendly.

Thank cathyscallon1
Reviewed 26 August 2017

99 stairs up... It's a fairly steep winding staircase.Nice view from the top though. £2.70 entrance fee.

Thank SeanM1234
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Stand at Carfax, make the trip up the steps if you can or just watch the world go by, an eclectic mix of characters will pass you by!

Thank Stephanie P
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