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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
+44 1865 287400
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We only visited Radcliffe as a part of the Bodleian Library Tour we were doing. However, it's an amazing building structurally, and the cobble roads either side are well worth a walk.

Thank Sketchitt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my very favorite buildings in Oxford.....beautiful!!!! Right off the main streets near shopping and food - worth swinging by!

Thank joco1132
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this building as part of a tour of the Bodleian Libraries. What a treat to see inside and out. Don't miss it!

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 28 August 2018

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 23 August 2018

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 3 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 Howlo
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

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