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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"
in 42 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 29 reviews
"radcliffe square"
in 11 reviews
"reading room"
in 9 reviews
"university church"
in 11 reviews
"neo classical style"
in 3 reviews
"john radcliffe"
in 3 reviews
"visit inside"
in 3 reviews
"general public"
in 6 reviews
"architectural gem"
in 3 reviews
"taking photos"
in 3 reviews
"off limits"
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"working library"
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"extended tour"
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"great architecture"
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"oxford city"
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"walk around"
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Reviewed yesterday

Iconic building in the centre of Oxford, with a lot of history. Nice spot to sit and have lunch or simply wander around.

Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an Iconic Building that can be seen from many parts of the city, truly amazing. It has to be a must visit even only for a photo, if in Oxford

Thank Philip H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Its really a beautiful building in this serene and beautiful campus of Oxford University. I didnt get to go inside though

Thank Roshan G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an incredibly beautiful building, in keeping with the rest of Oxford. Unfortunately you can’t go inside (as far as I’m aware) but is a must for lovely photos. The view of Radcliffe Camera from the University Church is a must!

Thank little-miss-magic1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful building! It’s really great for photography with access all the way around. The surrounding area is also lovely and can be incorporated into shots

Thank Betterxtogether
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By far my fave builduing in oxford! lovely to walk around on a summers day. Nice cafe in the church too.

Thank 466rupert001
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

No visit to Oxford is worth is weight in salt unless you have seen the magnificent structure of The Radcliffe Camera. Designed by James Gibbs in neo-classical style and built in 1737–49 to house the Radcliffe Science Library. It is sited to the south of...More

Thank norman1366
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Feels like Rome... Full of tourists, profound selection of restaurants. Lots of ancestral buildings.

Thank Ayka T
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

The only way to see the interior of this beautiful building is to book yourself on a guided tour and it is worth every penny. This is such an iconic building in Oxford and the interior needs to be seen to appreciate its beauty. Particularly...More

Thank Freddie K
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

A landmark of the Oxford city and University of Oxford. The building is beautiful, would love to visit inside if allowed next time.

Thank Alien W
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