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Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Macdonald Randolph Hotel

0.2 mi from Carfax Tower
    5.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    Located in the heart of Oxford, this luxury hotel is steps from Oxford Playhouse and Ashmolean Museum. University of Oxford and Exeter College are also within ...

    Macdonald Randolph Hotel£126

    Macdonald Randolph Hotel£126
    Ethos Hotel

    Ethos Hotel

    0.5 mi from Carfax Tower
      4.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      Located in the heart of Oxford, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. University of Oxford and Covered Market ...

      Ethos Hotel£74

      Ethos Hotel£74
      Westgate Hotel

      Westgate Hotel

      153 yd from Carfax Tower
        2.0 out of 5.0
         
         

        Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is close to Said Business School, University of Oxford and Ashmolean Museum. Also nearby are Covered Market and Exeter ...

        Westgate Hotel£71

        Westgate Hotel£71
        Malmaison Oxford

        Malmaison Oxford

        46 yd from Carfax Tower
          4.0 out of 5.0
           
           

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

          Malmaison Oxford£132

          Malmaison Oxford£132
          Sportsview Guest House

          Sportsview Guest House

          0.7 mi from Carfax Tower
            3.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. Covered Market and Exeter College are also within ...

            Sportsview Guest House£70

            Sportsview Guest House£70
            The Porterhouse Grill & Rooms

            The Porterhouse Grill & Rooms

            136 yd from Carfax Tower
               
               

              The Porterhouse Grill & Rooms£200

              The Porterhouse Grill & Rooms£200
              Old Bank Hotel

              Old Bank Hotel

              104 yd from Carfax Tower
                4.5 out of 5.0
                 
                 

                This family-friendly Oxford hotel is steps away from All Souls College, University Church of St Mary the Virgin and Radcliffe Camera. Sheldonian Theatre and ...

                Old Bank Hotel£199

                Old Bank Hotel£199
                Cherwell Guest House

                Cherwell Guest House

                0.5 mi from Carfax Tower
                  3.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Greyfriars Oxford, University Church of St Mary the Virgin, and Radcliffe Camera. Covered Market ...

                  Cherwell Guest House£62

                  Cherwell Guest House£62
                  Vanbrugh House Hotel

                  Vanbrugh House Hotel

                  169 yd from Carfax Tower
                    4.0 out of 5.0
                     
                     

                    Situated in Oxford, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of New Theatre Oxford, Exeter College and Covered Market. University of Oxford and Ashmolean Museum ...

                    Vanbrugh House Hotel£132

                    Vanbrugh House Hotel£132
                    Sleep Inn Oxford

                    Sleep Inn Oxford

                    0.1 mi from Carfax Tower
                      3.0 out of 5.0
                       
                       

                      Situated in Oxford, this inn is steps away from New Theatre Oxford and Ashmolean Museum.

                      Sleep Inn Oxford£71

                      Sleep Inn Oxford£71

                      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.