Carfax Tower

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Queen Street, Oxford, United Kingdom
01865 790522

Carfax Tower Oxford Reviews

joelennon joelennon
16 reviews
Apr 17, 2007
The Carfax tower is a good place to get a view over the city of Oxford. It's not quite the view you'll get in a big city, but the view in the direction of "the High" is particularly nice. It's only 2 pounds to go up, and you'll get some nice photos from up there. The stairs are windy and there's only room for a single file, so try not to get dizzy! The viewing scope is useless, you'll see more using the zoom on your camera, so don't waste your time with it! The nicest thing about the tower is the exterior view of it, which is very attractive.

The tower is all that's left of St. Martin's church, built in the 13th century. A road widening scheme in 1896 resulted in the church being knocked down. There are quarterboys on the tower which ring bells every 15 minutes, and the original church clock is also on the tower. I'll post pictures of the view and of the quarterboys soon!
Exterior view of Carfax Tower
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