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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was visiting Oxford as part of a group day trip from London and this was the last attraction we visited before heading for the pub. Last but definitely not least. This is an iconic place in Oxford, a beautiful and elegant building kind of...More

Thank Stella C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice , worth having a look and taking some photos , you can’t go inside unless you are a member .

Thank Louisjewell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sat in the evening and enjoyed the view of the building at night. Could see students in the library and soaked up the brilliant atmosphere.

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away behind the High Street, this is a really unusual site, in the heart of one of the most historic areas of the city. Did appear possible to enter unfortunate, but this is a beautiful building.

Thank Tim121home
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I could've taken photos, the library is one of a kind a veritable gem, it's a privilege to have had a few hours to browse the collection. The history and brilliance of the minds veritably bounces off the walls-go! Totally recommend to any...More

Thank Benjamin M
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We couldn’t go in here, hence the rating, but it is a fascinating building none the less. We had coffee at St Mary’s Vaults, sat outside and just enjoyed looking at it. At night when it is lit up you can see students beavering away...More

Thank Raven6665
Reviewed 18 November 2017

One of the landmarks of Oxford - a city of fine architecture. Stunning from outside and well known for the beautiful interioir. Unfortunately, tourist can't go inside. It's great to watch the beauty of the building while sipping your tea at the outdoor seating area...More

Thank Buba J
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Well known and pictured, the Radcliffe Camera is stunning. Part of the Bodleian Library, it houses mainly theological and historical books.

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 9 November 2017

If Classical music delights you then this is the place. The antiquated seating can be uncomfortable so bring a cushion for maximum enjoyment.

Thank Basil W
Reviewed 8 November 2017

It's a stunning building - definitely adds to the landscape of Oxford. Would have liked to see the inside, but unfortunately its not open to the public.

Thank Avidesh S
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