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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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High St., Oxford OX1 4AH, England
+44 1865 279111
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This beautiful church is in the center of Oxford. It's carved pews are just one of the many unusual and memorable parts of the space. And the coffee 'vault' attached has both indoors and patio tables for breakfast through tea. You're sure to be there,...More

Thank internationalvoyager
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

University Church of St Mary the Virgin is in front of Radcliffe camera and provide a wonderful view of that . Panoramic view of Oxford City from the church is amazing . Must visit . One need to buy ticket for 4 GBP person to...More

1  Thank Anup Kumar P
Reviewed 1 week ago

There much to admire in the University Church and it's worth spending time looking at some of the detail in the wood and stone work. The craftsmanship is superb and don't forget to look up! There is some interesting stained glass and if you are...More

Thank Suratrichard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spend quite a while exploring inside The University Church of St Mary the Virgin. It's the centre from which the University of Oxford grew - its parish made almost exclusively of university & college buildings.The 13th century Tower is open (fee £4) & although...More

Thank WelshNZers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 'Gothic' University Church in The High Street Oxford has a 13th century Bell Tower open to the public and if you are able to make the climb offers the best views of Oxford, the colleges etc.. The church is known for its welcoming of...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is very easy to find - opposite Brasenose College and Radcliffe Camera. You can look around the church, which is quite interesting and tickets to go up the tower can be purchased in the shop. It is £4 each, which is very reasonable....More

Thank Claire R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing too special in this church but a few significant incidents took place including the trial of Thomas Cranmer and students taking refuge in the Church during a revolt in Oxford. Stained glass is beautiful. You can get up the Church tower to get views.

Thank gweeboonhiah
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Visiting Oxford? Then visit St Mary's. Set in the city centre right next to the Radcliffe Camera, St Mary's church has a beautiful interior. It's cafe, The Vaults, serves the most delicious food - their breakfasts will set you up for the day, and the...More

1  Thank Alison M
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Apart from wandering round this beautiful and historic church with its pleasing stained glass and clerestory windows, we also sat outside and had a cream tea. This was the best we'd had in Oxford. One very large and truly fresh scone with cream and two...More

1  Thank poetryeuropa
Reviewed 15 July 2017

The church was beautiful, but the best thing for me was the views of Oxford from the tower. It's definitely worth the climb up the narrow steps! And when you get to the top, there's only room for a single person queue to go around,...More

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