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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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Nice place

Just wow. Beautiful place, where you can take so nice pictures. The only thing I dont like is, that you cant go in. Only if you are the student of Oxford. But really, one thing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just wow. Beautiful place, where you can take so nice pictures. The only thing I dont like is, that you cant go in. Only if you are the student of Oxford. But really, one thing you must see in Oxford :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is in the heart of Oxford, so it is really hard to miss. We couldn't go in, but it is a beautiful building.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth passing by, some lovely historical architecture all around. If you are a student & can go inside make sure you do.

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Thank Novacat1
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Radcliffe Camera is a beautiful circular neo classic design building. It houses Oxford University's science library. The money to construct this building came from the physicist John Radcliffe. The Camera is a beautiful building from whichever direction you look. There is a dome on top of the building. No visitors are allowed - only registered readers. That is a... More 

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Jaipur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Radcliffe Camera is a large circular building with a lofty dome. It was designed to house a library endowed by Radcliffe. The Camera now contains two reading rooms, mainly used by undergraduates. Beneath the lawn to the north is an underground book-store, built in 1912, connected with the Camera, and, by a subway, with the Old Library. The interior... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The most iconic Oxford landmark. An absolutely stunning building, particularly when viewed from within. Sadly, there is *no* way for non-university members to visit, not even with advance booking, which means that 'commoners' can only enjoy it from outside.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasing bridge, has all the hall marks of being very old great to take a few photos as it is a world wide known land mark well worth a visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good photo location, a key landmark in Oxford, and a place you must see! Although cannot go inside without being a university member so is only a short visit to look at the outside.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely building but doesn't appear to be open to the public for looking inside. More of a photo opportunity.

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right in the centre of Oxford is the beautiful Radcliffe Square which contains the awesome Radcliffe Camera building. Excuse the pun but DO take your camera for this one!

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