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Address: Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England
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Completed in 1737, this domed classical building forms the hub of...

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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Oxford's Most Distinctive Building?

"Oxford's most distinctive building," according to my guidebook, and I really have to agree. Located in green Radcliffe Square, this reading room of the adjacent Bodleian Library... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"Oxford's most distinctive building," according to my guidebook, and I really have to agree. Located in green Radcliffe Square, this reading room of the adjacent Bodleian Library was built in 1748. Still stunning.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

well worth a visit, in and around Radcliffe square as you will see several beautiful buildings. wander down the narrow alleys and you will find gems.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can only really comment on the building itself as, unfortunately (but understandably), it is not open for entry by the general public, being part of a working university. Certainly a very impressive building, but my rating has to reflect my disappointment at not being able to access the interior.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

It's fair to say that there are some stunning buildings around here. This is an impressive building but didn't capture my interest like many of the others did.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This location is simply beautiful, there is so much to see no matter how many times you visit. the different angles, just the presence, of the building, wow.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Being from Oxford I have always walk past the Radcliffe Camera as part of the standard street scenery .Its only after consideration that I thought it used to be better before the metal fence was installed . It used to be possible to just relax on very special lawns taking in perhaps the best square in Oxford .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A most amazing and beautiful building, brilliant bit of Architecure that houses part of the Bodlean library. If you do the walking tour, they will cover this masterpiece.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The most interesting building in my opinion... It has a special and unique shape and architecture... And the surrounding is so beautiful as well... You can get better views of it from across the street...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I was fortunate to go inside Radcliffe Camera during my visit. It has the most glorious Adam-esque ceiling picked out in white and pale blue green. The exterior is ridiculously photogenic. If you want a good shot, go early in the morning.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is not often that you can say that there is as much to seek out and admire outside the pages of a book in this library. This is a unique, beautiful striking building on the Oxford tourist trail. If you get a chance, take the tour. See how pleasant studying can be when the sun comfortingly warms your face.... More 

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