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“You have to see the Radcliffe”
Review of Radcliffe Camera

Radcliffe Camera
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$142.43*
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Oxford Private Bespoke Walking Tour
Ranked #15 of 177 things to do in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“You have to see the Radcliffe”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This building is synonymous with Oxford and is surrounded by equally gorgeous buildings. The church nearby is also worth a visit and it has a cafe in the basement.

Visited July 2012
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“Magnificent building”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

this magnificent building was build in English Palladian style and built in 1737–1749 to house the Radcliffe Science Library. this is one of the must see place in oxford city tour. i dont know whether they allow tourists to enter the place. situated in radcliffe square oxford and own by the university of Oxford.

Visited February 2012
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“Must see”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

This is one of the recognisable buildings of the University of Oxford. This is connected by an underground tunnel to the Central Library. This a working library and there are 2 floors and a basement. One would need to be a card carrying member like a student, staff or a paying member. From what I understand, visitors can request a day pass for a fee. One has to go to the administration office.

No photography is allowed inside and guards may follow you around to ensure you do not.

If you are able to go inside, go. You will see the magnificent architecture from inside. The thought that this building has been in existence for several hundred years and that many historical figures have walked in its halls will overwhelm you. History, history, and history.

Visited December 2012
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“Just neat!”
Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

Take this as another site to just a spectacular view. Everything in Oxford is worth a quick stop and a quick glance. Even a picture! History is all around!

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“Stunning”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

This is one of my favourite buildings in Oxford. The Camera is a circular library. I think it is a lovely building and no surprise it features so heavily in both Morse and Lewis.

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