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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.
High St., Oxford OX1 4AH, England
+44 1865 279111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the entrance fee and short wait to climb the tower. Best views and photos of Oxford from above! Glad we chose to do this during our visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank GemZ77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the oldest churches in the city. This church was one of the initial edifice of the university and was used or conduct lectures, until it it was shifted to other building and then became solely a place of worship. It houses a beautiful...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank CatherineHabbie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited here whilst in Oxford again. It is a fine church with much to see. However, I did feel uncomfortable because a service was under way and often in churches non-praying visitors are not welcome during services.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ivor M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to understand why this beautiful church has been Oxford University's preferred place of worship for hundreds of years. This is a perfect example of what a church should be ..

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

with its historic connection to the monarchy and Oriel College. Free to visit and a gallery to look from above.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tinkle_24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of all the towers to climb in the centre of Oxford, you want to climb St Mary's. Best views all around!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jeroen B
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Entry into the main body of the church is free, and it's a lovely little church, where you can sit down for reflection or listen to a sermon if there is one happening. If you'd like to go up the 13th Century tower of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joyce_7t
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

We visited the University Church on a Saturday afternoon it and the surrounding university buildings are absolutely fantastic and are must sees.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ldgp14
Reviewed 18 November 2018

I’d recommend stopping by this Church when visiting Oxford. You can climb to the top of the Church tower for 4 pounds up a narrow twisting stone staircase which leads you to the top in just over 100 steps. From the top there is a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank WorldTravla7
Reviewed 15 November 2018

My visit to this church was triggered by my interest in John Henry Newman who served here from 1828. There is a list of clergy who have served here dating back to 1204 on one of the walls. The stained glass windows were amazing. It...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Yes, on the backside, facing the Radcliffe camera is the Vaults and Gardens cafe, which is superb.