The Saxon Tower

Our Saxon Tower is now open! Do come and see wonderful views over Oxford, as well as fascinating artifacts in our small museum. The Church shop is also open, and we hope you will enjoy visiting us.

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Risk Assessment for St Michael at the North Gate Tower and Shop during COVID 0.4

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.

We are open between 10:00am and 4pm. The last admission to the tower is at 3:45pm.

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 £3.50

A child’s ticket is £2.00

A concession ticket is £3.00 (for students, OAPs and residents of Oxford)

A family ticket is £9.00 (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 £3.00

If you have any questions about visiting the Saxon Tower, please contact the Church and Tower Shop on 01865 255776 or email Church Tower and Shop Manager