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 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.

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.