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Vanbrugh House Hotel

Vanbrugh House Hotel

0.1 mi from Carfax Tower
3.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (63 reviews)

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

£124
Malmaison Oxford

Malmaison Oxford

0.2 mi from Carfax Tower
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (477 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oxford Castle Unlocked, Christ Church Colleg …

£116
Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Macdonald Randolph Hotel

0.2 mi from Carfax Tower
5.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (853 reviews)

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

£115
Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel

Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel

0.4 mi from Carfax Tower
4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (498 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Queen's College, University Church of St Mary the …

£104
Ethos Hotel

Ethos Hotel

0.5 mi from Carfax Tower
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (213 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. …

£89
Oxford Spires Hotel

Oxford Spires Hotel

0.8 mi from Carfax Tower
4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (985 reviews)

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

£102
Cotswold Lodge Hotel

Cotswold Lodge Hotel

0.9 mi from Carfax Tower
4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (61 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Anthony's College, Pitts Rivers Museum, and Oxford Universit …

£104
Jurys Inn Oxford

Jurys Inn Oxford

2.6 mi from Carfax Tower
4.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (823 reviews)

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

£77
De Vere Oxford Thames

De Vere Oxford Thames

3 mi from Carfax Tower
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (300 reviews)

Located in Sandford-on-Thames, this spa hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Kassam Stadium and within 3 mi (5 km) of Greyfriars …

£115
Oxford Abingdon Hotel

Oxford Abingdon Hotel

6.2 mi from Carfax Tower
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (216 reviews)

Situated in the historical district, this eco-friendly hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Abingdon County Hall Museum and 1.3 mi …

£39

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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