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Oxford From above

Oxford is called the 'City of Dreaming Spires' for a reason and what better way to view it than from above?

The University Church of St Mary is the original location from which Oxford University grew.It's still in use as a church today, with a lovely adjoining cafe but for most visitors, its biggest attraction lies in its tower which the public can climb for as little as £4.

The tower is high and the building is historic which can only mean one many steps! The spiral staircase leading up to the top may well make your muscles burn but trust me, when you finally emerge it will all be worth it.

The view is absolutely breathtaking. The most iconic scene being of the Radcliffe Camera and All-Souls. Viewing this historic part of Oxford from above, really does feel like you've travelled back in time to a fantasy landscape 🦄

The other side of the tower provides a picturesque blend of old and new, with historic colleges interspersed with modern day shops, cafes and restaurants.

If you have your camera with you, there is no better place to be than on top of the tower. The view really is a photographer's dream 📸 💭

Top Tips

  • There is often a queue for the tower, so make sure you leave enough time in your day as it really is worth it.

  • Head to the Vaults & Garden Cafe afterwards to replenish all that energy you've burned from the climb to the top!

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