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On a walking tour of the city, our guide recommended climbing this tower for a view of Oxford. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Charming Saxon church, pay the small fee to ascend the bell tower for fine views and some sobering history

Charming Saxon church with great views from the bell tower. There is a small charge to ascend... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
richard s
Locks Heath, United Kingdom
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The Saxon tower of St. Michael in the Northgate is the oldest surviving stone building in Oxford, which formed part of the town's defenses in the eleventh century.
Cornmarket Street, Oxford OX1 3EY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a walking tour of the city, our guide recommended climbing this tower for a view of Oxford. I timed my visit for late afternoon so got some lovely pics of the sunset, and as I came down the tower a choir were practising in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Charming Saxon church with great views from the bell tower. There is a small charge to ascend (there is a safe modern staircase) but you are able to see the church silver collection dating to 17th century, and the prison door that housed Latimer, Ridley...More

Thank richard s
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Every Monday from 1:15 - 2 a free concert is available with a request for a donation to the artist(s) favorite charity. Coffee and tea are served and you are invited to bring your sandwich. Lovely break in the workday.

Thank Patricia T
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Wonderful church tower in central Oxford. The Saxon Tower at St Michael at the North Gate is a beautiful and historical building. Definitely worth a look!

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The tower is Saxon, and worth seeing just for its great antiquity. The church itself, however, is also interesting, and has historical features. There is a nice little shop with a friendly person in charge of it.

Thank lornabookworm
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This was a chance stop as we were walking to the Ashmolean. How fortuitous! The curator (is that the right word?) was excellent - extremely helpful and informative. The church was interesting and it was a nice walk up the stairs to see the view...More

Thank MarcusHurley
Reviewed 31 May 2018

.... this was our first stop in Oxford. The gentleman in reception was very friendly and helpful. We had a look around the church and then climbed up the tower. The place has a real sense of being well looked after and we did not...More

Thank wing6rider-Australia
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We were visiting Oxford for the weekend and had some time between different activities. So we went in here because we had some time spare. The church is free. There is a small charge to climb to the top of the tower. Good view from...More

Thank Dolemite600
Reviewed 5 May 2018

St Michaels church sits on Cornmarket, the main shopping street in Oxford, and its Saxon tower is a landmark at the northern end of the street. This was part of the old city wall, forming the north gate of the city. The church itself is...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Thsi tower was one of the original gatehouses of Medieval Oxford. it has rickety narrow stairs to the roof. En route you will see the original cell door where the Martyrs were held prior to burning at the stake. (Their chains are in The Ashmolean)...More

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