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Macdonald Randolph Hotel
Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN

5.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (759 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps from Oxford Playhouse and Ashmolean Museum. Exeter College and …

£125
Vanbrugh House Hotel
Vanbrugh House Hotel

20-24 St Michaels Street, Oxford OX1 2EB

3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (53 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St Peter's College, Exeter College, and Covered Market …

£145
YHA Oxford - Hostel
YHA Oxford - Hostel

2a Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0AB

4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (66 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Said Business School, Ashmolean Museum, and Exeter …

£35
Cherwell Guest House
Cherwell Guest House

137 Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EJ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.1 out of 5 (94 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Greyfriars Oxford and South Park. University Church of St …

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Newton House
Newton House

82-84 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4PL

3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (124 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. Covered …

£78
Victoria Oxford
Victoria Oxford

180 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4RA

2.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (110 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bate Collection, Christ Church College, and Covered Market. Exeter …

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Green Gables Guest House
Green Gables Guest House

326 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4TE

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (151 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. South Park and Covere …

£86
Travelodge Oxford Abingdon Rd
Travelodge Oxford Abingdon Rd

Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4XG

£57
All Seasons Guest House
All Seasons Guest House

63 Windmill Road, Oxford OX3 7BP

3.0 out of 5.0
2.7 out of 5 (66 reviews)

Located in Headington, this guesthouse is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Exciting Game and within 3 mi (5 km) of South Park and …

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Diana's Bed and Breakfast
Diana's Bed and Breakfast

2a Harefields, Oxford OX2 8NS

2.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (11 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of Kellogg College, Pitts Rivers Museum, and Oxford …

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Pocket Guide: Oxford City Centre 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.

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