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Radcliffe Camera

Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
+44 1865 287400
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Completed in 1737, this domed classical building forms the hub of architectural Oxford, and is considered one of England's earliest examples of a round library.
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Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
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+44 1865 287400
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"bodleian library"
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"beautiful building"
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"radcliffe square"
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"university church"
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"reading room"
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"john radcliffe"
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"general public"
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"architectural gem"
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"taking photos"
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"working library"
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"great architecture"
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"walk around"
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"worth a visit"
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"oxford city"
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Reviewed yesterday

A must to see & do in oxford. Right in the heart of Oxford. Brillian views but a high climb so be prepared.

Thank Trish Jenkins M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As one of the all time trade marks of Oxford, Radcliffe camera as well as the Radcliffe square does not disappoint. Sights are absolutely beautiful, you might see the Oxford students walking around in their gowns (quite Potter-esque) and if you're in Oxford a selfie...More

Thank 281monikah
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated centrally in scenic Redcliffe Square nearby St.Mary. Built in 1749 for the books given to the Univercity by John Redcliffe. Now is the principal reading room of the Boldeian Library. One of the most memorable Oxford buildings which worth definitely your visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful building a must see, as with the buildings surrounding oxford town centre, so much history and so much to learn

Thank Kim C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a walk around the Bodleian Library complex and the Radcliffe Camera at the weekend during a day trip to Oxford. It's a wonderful piece of architecture and an iconic piece of Oxford. It's worth a look and the obligatory selfie :-)

Thank ck0001054
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited here during the summer and was floored by how beautiful this building is. And the fact that it is a working part of the university and library is amazing

Thank Kate B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a sight this reading room is, we walked past it maybe a dozen times, it is just absolutely gorgeous!

Thank MariamAziz
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This spectacular building is really worth visiting only from outside and it is a library and there is no admission to the public.

Thank devanandsubbaraj
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing architecture. It's actually a history library inside - not a huge building, but apparently it extends outwards a long way underground, to increase its storage space. You'll recognise it from Inspector Morse films - you can't go to Oxford and not see it!

Thank Hew001
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a unique building and landmark in Oxford. I remember the first time I saw it it took my breath away. As part of the Bodleian Library, it is not open to the public but can be admired at leisure from outside if the...More

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