Oxford's dreaming spires

Carfax Tower

Carfax Tower

The tower is all that remains of the 13th century St. Martin’s Church, the official city church of Oxford from 1122. In 1896, the main part of the church was demolished to make more room for traffic in the area.

The tower is 74 feet tall and no building in central Oxford may constructed higher than it. As such, it’s possible to climb the 99 steps to the top of the tower for a really good view over the Oxford skyline.

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