Tower and Gift Shop

The tower is the oldest part of the church still visible today. It dates from 1280 and is decorated with beautifully carved gargoyles and grotesques. The 127 steps up to the top lead you past the Clore Old Library and the historic bell ringing chamber.

Opening Times*

Monday-Saturday• 9:30am-5pm
Sunday • 11:30am-5pm

July & August:
Monday-Saturday • 9.30am-6pm
Sunday • 11:30am-6pm

*Last admissions to the tower are 30 minutes before closing.

Ticket Prices

Monday – Friday                                                                       

Individual  £4.00
Family      £12.00 

Weekends & Bank Holidays 

Individual  £5.00
Family      £15.00 

Tickets may be purchased from the gift shop at the base of the tower.

To climb the tower, you must be aged 8+Children must be accompanied at all times.

Please note that the tower may be closed at short notice if weather conditions make climbing the tower too hazardous. Access to the tower is via a medieval spiral staircase and so we regret that there is no disabled access to the tower.

Shop Staff
Shop Manager
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Adam Hardiman is the manager of the University Church Gift Shop. 

T: 01865 279113