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Bus Tour

from
£17

Bus Tour + Panorama

from
£19

Bus Tour + Explore

from
£28

Bus Tour

from
£17

Bus Tour + Panorama

from
£19

Bus Tour + Explore

from
£28

Carfax Tower

The Carfax 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 be constructed higher than it. As such, it’s possible to climb the 99 steps to the top of the tower for an amazing view over the Oxford skyline. Hop off the Open Top Bus at Stop 7 to visit us!

Entry to the tower costs just £3 for adults, £2 for children and we have a range of great value packages to help you see more of the city for less.


Opening hours

November – February: 10:00 – 15:00
March: 10:00 – 16:00
April – September: 10:00 – 17:00
October: 10:00 – 16:00

If you need further information, please contact this telephone number: +44 (0)1865 790522.

Please note this attraction is not suitable for under 5s. Children aged 5 – 15 must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Bus Tour

from
£17
included

Hop on and off the bus as many times as you like.

included

20 stops near all the major sights.

included

Audio commentary available in 14 languages.

included

Free headphones at the start of your journey.

included

Full hygiene measures.

included

Kids’ commentary available.

included

Stepping Through Oxford Walking Tour (45 mins).

doesn't include

Town & Gown Walking Tour (90 minutes).

doesn't include

Historical Pubs in Oxford Walking Tour.

doesn't include

3 self-guided Vox City Walks Tours.

doesn't include

Multi-lingual audio guide on self-guided walks.

Details & Booking

Bus Tour + Panorama

from
£19
included

Hop on and off the bus as many times as you like.

included

20 stops near all the major sights.

included

Audio commentary available in 14 languages.

included

Free headphones at the start of your journey.

included

Full hygiene measures.

included

Kids’ commentary available.

included

Stepping Through Oxford Walking Tour (45 mins).

doesn't include

Town & Gown Walking Tour (90 minutes).

doesn't include

Historical Pubs in Oxford Walking Tour.

doesn't include

3 self-guided Vox City Walks Tours.

doesn't include

Multi-lingual audio guide on self-guided walks.

Details & Booking