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  •  The Tower in the Centre of Oxford is a symbolic presence of the city.  Originally built as a church tower, is now independent as the clock tower. I've stopped to take pictures, view of look from my little fear of heights can climb this tower is
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  • Climbed the steps and had a good look out over Oxford.I think I paid under £3 to do this and the view was worth it. The sleeping spires can be seen in practically all directions. Not expensive really ...  more »
  • If random, which returns every quarter of an hour, allows you to hear the carillon tint and the characters that sound the Bell come alive ("Quarter boys"), this little show worth its minute stop, especially as this tower is very central, in a lively and shopping area. As for the view, at the top, at 2.50 pounds, and after having climbed a hundred steps (spiral staircase), you will have a panoramic view of the Mediterranean landscape, roofs, spires, universities, gardens... but the climb worth the price? If allow you your legs, the answer is yes, if you are in a hurry, stay on the ground of the cows, and admire the cityscape to pavement height, starting with cantilever at the crossroads buildings. It is already very good.
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  • Good all round views of Oxford city. The clock has mechanical puppets which are animated and chime every hour. This feature isn't very common. Belgium and The Netherlands also possess these types of animated features on some of their Town Hall clocks.
  • A bit snug in places. Not for the fainthearted. Up and down the tower itself could be better arranged by staff. Pays your money then you're left to it. Lovely views.
  • One of the best place to sum up the whole of Oxfordshire from a birds view.. Beautiful Panorama of this culturally rich place... !
  • A great place to visit whilst in Oxford. It cost me £2.70 to go up. Well worth it. Great views across the whole city. The spiral stair case is a bit of a tight squeeze though.
  • Beautiful tower, captivating by the huge narrow stairs resembling native Torun. Getting to the top is rewarded with a beautiful view of the city from the bird's eye view. You can purchase guides in many languages on the tower.

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