St Michael at the North GateApprox. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate

Saxon Tower, Oxford's oldest building, affords splendid views of the city. St Michael at the North Gate is the city church of Oxford, boasts the oldest stained glass in Oxford, and a baptismal font by which William Shakespeare was a godparent. John Wesley preached here and William Morris (the famous pre-Raphaelite) was married in the church. Charles I visited the church and the cell door of the Bishops Latimer, Ridley and Cranmer can be seen in the tower. They were imprisoned in the Bocardo prison over the north gate which used to adjoin the tower.

Courtesy of the British Tourist Authority