Good news, Carfax Tower has now reopened!
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 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 and we have a range of great value packages to help you see more of the city for less. At the moment. we accept a maximum group size of 6 people or 2 households.
November – March: 10:00 – 15:00
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.
Carfax Tower Entry
The best way to see Oxford’s dreaming spires and iconic historical buildings from one place! No building in Oxford is allowed to be constructed higher than Carfax Tower, so it’s the best place to get a view of the whole city and surrounding countryside.
The best way to see Oxford’s dreaming spires and iconic historical buildings! 24-hour and 48-hour options are available, and entry to Carfax Tower is included!
Hop on and off the bus as many times as you like
Carfax Tower entry included
Stepping Through Oxford Walking Tour (30 mins) included
Town and Gown Walking Tour (1 hour) included
Audio commentary available in 14 languages