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University Church of St. Mary, Oxford: 14 reviews and 16 photos

  View to the North
by King_Golo

The University Church of St. Mary the Virgin is the highest building on High Street and it provides you with a fantastic view over the roofs of Oxford. The only thing you have to do is pay a fee of 3, climb up the steep and narrow staircase, recover your breath and enjoy the panorama. As the church is just opposite of Radcliffe Camera, which again is situated on Oxford's most beautiful square, the city's gems are directly below you.
Exiting the staircase, you will first see Radcliffe Camera, Sheldonian Theatre and the Bodleian Library in front of you, Exeter College and Brasenose College slightly to your left, and Hertford College, New College and the magnificent towers of All Souls College to your right. The next balcony provides views towards the East with Magdalen College and its church spire only 300m away. Visible from the South balcony are the spire of Merton College, Christ Church Cathedral and Tom Tower. Finally, you can see the tower of Nuffield College in the distance and much closer the tower of the library of Lincoln College from the West balcony.
Having seen Oxford from up here, you will certainly understand why they also call it the "City of Dreaming Spires".
For more pictures of the incomparable panorama check my St. Mary the Virgin travelogue.

Phone: 01865-279111
Website: http://www.university-church.ox.ac.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 8, 2014
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