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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 1 week ago

What a fascinating place. From the square you certainly understand why Oxford is the city with dreaming spires. The road is cobbles though so a bit uneven and awkward to walk on.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely buildning and iconic to Oxford but it's crowded with lots of tourists. Better snap that photo and move somewhere else, although Oxford is generally quite crowded with tourists.

Thank 750joost
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't enter if you're not a student but it's still the most iconic building in the city. Get some photos around during daylight!

Thank iks7
Reviewed 17 August 2018

As there were a lot of foreign tourist groups we did not stay long. We enjoyed a coffee in the square at the local church and watched the world (literally!) go by. The whole area of the square is full of interesting buildings.

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Iconic building in the centre of Oxford, with a lot of history. Nice spot to sit and have lunch or simply wander around.

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 2 August 2018

This is an Iconic Building that can be seen from many parts of the city, truly amazing. It has to be a must visit even only for a photo, if in Oxford

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Its really a beautiful building in this serene and beautiful campus of Oxford University. I didnt get to go inside though

1  Thank RoshanG187
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

This is an incredibly beautiful building, in keeping with the rest of Oxford. Unfortunately you can’t go inside (as far as I’m aware) but is a must for lovely photos. The view of Radcliffe Camera from the University Church is a must!

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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful building! It’s really great for photography with access all the way around. The surrounding area is also lovely and can be incorporated into shots

Thank Betterxtogether
Reviewed 16 July 2018

By far my fave builduing in oxford! lovely to walk around on a summers day. Nice cafe in the church too.

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