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Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Beaumont Street, Oxford
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 9 hours ago
393 others viewing this property now

Located in Oxford City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from Oxford Playhouse and Ashmolean Museum. Exeter College and Covered Market are also within ...

£93

£93
Jurys Inn Oxford

Jurys Inn Oxford

Godstow Road, Oxford
Last booking: 9 hours ago
394 others viewing this property now

Situated in Oxford, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of St. Anthony's College, Pitts Rivers Museum and Oxford University Museum of Natural History. ...

£55

£55
Oxford Abingdon Hotel

Oxford Abingdon Hotel

Marcham Road, Abingdon
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 hours ago

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Abingdon County Hall Museum and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Abingdon Abbey. Frilford Heath Golf ...

£30

£30
Oxford Spires Hotel

Oxford Spires Hotel

Abingdon Road, Oxford
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 13 hours ago
382 others viewing this property now

Located in the heart of Oxford, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. Covered Market and Exeter College are ...

£78

£78
Vanbrugh House Hotel

Vanbrugh House Hotel

20-24 St Michaels Street, Oxford
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 hour ago
80 others viewing this property now

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of New Theatre Oxford, Exeter College and Covered Market. Ashmolean Museum and Sheldonian ...

£129

£129
The Oxford House

The Oxford House

128 OXFORD ROAD COWLEY, Oxford
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Oxford, this guesthouse is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from O2 Academy and within 3 miles (5 km) of South Park and University Church of St Mary the ...

£50

£50
Museum Hotel Oxford

Museum Hotel Oxford

107a St. Aldates, Oxford
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 hours ago
11 others viewing this property now

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Museum of Oxford and Christ Church College. Covered Market and Exeter College are also within 5 ...

£125

£125
Malmaison Oxford

Malmaison Oxford

3 Oxford Castle, Oxford
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 9 hours ago
397 others viewing this property now

Located in Oxford City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oxford Castle Unlocked, Christ Church College, and Covered Market. Ashmolean ...

£99

£99
Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel

Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel

73 High Street, Oxford
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 17 hours ago
383 others viewing this property now

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Queen's College, University Church of St Mary the Virgin and Radcliffe Camera. Sheldonian ...

£87

£87
Old Parsonage Hotel

Old Parsonage Hotel

1 Banbury Road, Oxford
5.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 6 hours ago
387 others viewing this property now

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of University of Oxford and Pitts Rivers Museum. Oxford University Museum of Natural History ...

£132

£132

Pocket Guide: Carfax Tower Carfax Tower Hotels

The rolling hills and winding river valleys of Oxfordshire make up some of the most attractive countryside in England. This verdant landscape is sprinkled with traditional, picture-perfect villages that date from Norman times and beyond, and cities such as Oxford are hotbeds of history and culture. As well as the great variety of outdoor activities on offer here, guests of Oxfordshire hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses can explore the riches of the Oxford colleges and many other national treasures, including Carfax Tower in the centre of Oxford.

Carfax Tower from Oxfordshire Hotels

At the junction of the High Street, Queen, Cornmarket and St. Aldgate's you'll find this magnificent old tower, a real piece of living history that dates back to the 13th century. The name, like so many other place names in the south of England, comes from the French, in this case for 'crossroads' (carrefour). For visitors making a tour of the older parts of Oxford the tower provides them with an easily recognisable and visible reference point as they negotiate the narrow, winding alleyways.

Oxfordshire Hotels and Carfax Tower

The tower was not actually built as a standalone structure but is all that is left of a church which once stood on the same spot, the Church of St Martin's, erected in the 13th century. If you want a really brilliant panoramic view across Oxford and beyond to the surrounding countryside, climb Carfax Tower's inner staircase to the battlements 74 feet above you, if you have the stamina!

It's easy to identify directions and get your bearings from the clock on the tower, as it occupies the east face. It's not the original clock from the church but a replica, and every quarter hour mechanical figures (quarterboys) bang out the time. It's easy to find Carfax Tower as it's in the middle of the city and conveniently reached from local Oxfordshire hotels such as The Tower House on Shop Street or The Buttery on Broad Street. The tower is open throughout the year and there is a small charge to get in. The opening hours are shorter during winter.