The Saxon Tower

The tower of St Michael’s is one of the oldest buildings in Oxford, dating back to the Saxon times. It is worth a visit for its historical value as well as a great view over the city of Oxford.

It is 97 steps to the top of our tower, but don’t worry – they are wide steps and not very steep. There are also some interesting things to view on the way up, so you can stop and rest for a bit.

During the summer we are open between 10:30am and 5pm (in winter we close slightly earlier).
The last admission to the tower is at 4:45pm.

While the church is free to visit, we do have to charge a fee for climbing up our tower to cover staff costs.

A single ticket is £2.50

A child’s ticket is £1.50

A family ticket is £7.00 (Two adults and up to three children.)

If you visit the tower with a group (of ten or more), the ticket price per person is £2

If you have any questions about visiting the Saxon Tower, please contact the Visitor Reception Centre on 01865 255776 or email the manager, Joshua Jouhal: joshuajouhal@smng.org.uk