Carfax Tower

Beautiful bird’s eye view of the “Dreaming Spires” of oxford, all you have to do is climb 99 steps up Carfax Tower.

St Martin’s church was rebuilt in 1818 complete with tower, however due to road widening requirements in the 19th century the church, apart from it’s tower, was demolished. All that remains today is the tower and it’s beautiful clock adorning the east facade of the tower which chimes every quarter of the hour. The tower is open daily.

Address: At the junction of St Aldates / Cornmarket St and High Street / Queen Street, Oxford, OX1 1ET

Central Oxford Mosque

A purpose built masjid in the centre of Oxford.

Doors are open to the public during September’s Open Door weekend.

Address: Manzil Way, Oxford, OX4 1DJ

To learn more about the mosque visit their website.

Christ church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral stands on the site of an ancient Saxon Church founded in the 8th century.

It’s founder was Saint Frideswide, the Patron Saint of Oxford. Nothing now remains of the saxon church except it’s cemetery which was discovered in 1985 under the cathedral cloister. The building seen now was constructed in the late 12th Century.

Address: St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DP.

Visit the Christ church Cathedral website to plan your visit.

Dorchester Abbey

The Abbey Church of St Peter and St Paul is the parish church of Dorchester-on-Thames.

The Abbey is open daily through out the year. The Old School Room in the Abbey Guest House houses Dorchester Abbey Museum which is open daily from April to September. The intention of the museum is to be a guide to the past and present of the village of Dorchester-on-Thames and it’s surrounding environment.

Address: Dorchester, Wallingford, OX10 7HH

Visit the Dorchester Abbey website to plan your visit.

Oxford Jewish Centre

Parts of the building can be hired for private use, and schools are welcome to visit the Synagogue during the week.

Address:21 Richmond Road, Oxford, OX1 2JL

Visit the centre’s website for more information.

The University Church of St Mary the Virgin

St Mary’s is situated at the historic heart of the City and University of Oxford.

It’s tower has 127 steps which are well worth the climb up to experience the uninterrupted panoramic views of Oxford’s famous skyline and surrounding countryside. A Church Guide Book is available which enables the visitor to identify major buildings to be seen from the tower. The church and tower are open all year round with the tower accessible on Sundays after the morning service.

Address: High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BJ

Visit the St Mary’s website to plan your visit.