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Address: Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX1 4AJ, England

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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An Iconic Building

If you have any preconceived images of Oxford, they probably include the Radcliffe Camera, the circular domed building in the centre of the town. Radcliffe Camera is part of the... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have any preconceived images of Oxford, they probably include the Radcliffe Camera, the circular domed building in the centre of the town. Radcliffe Camera is part of the university library and is not open to the public so don't be too disappointed. People are actually studying in there - they don't need loads of loud tourists taking photos... More 

Thank Koshkha
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iconic Oxford building - definitely worth passing by and taking photos. Next to Bodleian Library and not far from Sheldonian Theatre.

1 Thank ubbabe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw this as part of a tour-fascinating to see inside one of the most recognisable Oxford buildings.

Thank ConnieLondon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 :)

Thank Lucie B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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.

Thank Prashasti729
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

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

Thank Novacat1
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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 

1 Thank Mazmannan
Jaipur, India
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

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 

1 Thank RajnishPathak
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

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.

Thank TheQw
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

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.

Thank Amber P

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