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Review of Bodleian Library

Bodleian Library
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Oxford University Walking Tour
Ranked #6 of 177 things to do in Oxford
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Owner description: The Bodleian Library is a working library which forms part of the University of Oxford. It is housed in a remarkable group of buildings which forms the historic heart of the University, and you can explore the quadrangles of these magnificent structures at no charge. Different ticket options allow you to visit the interior of some of the buildings, such as the University’s oldest teaching and examination room, The Divinity School (built 1427-88). Here you will discover more of the University’s fascinating history. Our guided tours go behind the scenes in the Library, including its oldest research library, dating from 1602-20.
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Wow.”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

We only went through the grounds, as it was a Sunday, but what a place. Steeped in history - I was proud to be British.

Visited April 2014
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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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“Love books? this is like nowhere else”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

Anyone who loves books would probably like to be able to live here for ever! A copy of every book ever published is automatically sent to the Bodleian, and held in this building in its astonishing underground storage.

Visited March 2014
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

I love this place, if you can try to go with a student. So you can see inside, it is absolutely beautiful.
Once you have a card, it is the best place to study and every book you could ever imagine is there!
An Oxford must do is the Radcliffe Camera. It is beautiful.

Visited October 2013
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“Fantastic experience”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

Loved it. The tour of the library was well worth the money with very knowledgeable and helpful guides. The array of books is breathtaking

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Guided Tour”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

The best option is to take the guided tour- for short of time we took the short tour to the divinity school and the library- a must do.

Visited April 2014
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