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Bodleian Library, Oxford

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Library
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Meander through the 400-year-old stacks of Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford. As one of the oldest libraries in Europe, the five-building cluster boasts original architecture and represents the university’s fascinating history. Visit the university’s oldest teaching room or admire the ornate decor of the main study halls. Take a guided tour for a complete interior and exterior viewing and to learn more about the university’s history. Plan to eat before or after your visit, as food and drinks are not served at the library. Plan to visit Bodleian Library and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Oxford attractions using our Oxford trip itinerary app.
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  • We had an amazing walking city tour with Joanna! She is a very entertaining but also extremely competent guide! Highly recommended! 
    We had an amazing walking city tour with Joanna! She is a very entertaining but also extremely competent guide! Highly recommended!  more »
  • Really excellent 90 minute tour. So informative and interesting. Beautiful buildings with an amazing history. Very interesting to go to the Radcliffe Camera too and walk through the underground... 
    Really excellent 90 minute tour. So informative and interesting. Beautiful buildings with an amazing history. Very interesting to go to the Radcliffe Camera too and walk through the underground...  more »
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  • I am honoured to have access as a Literature Student. It is a treasure trove of saved books and letters, an historical catalogue of wonders. Best place ever.
  • Went today for a small embroidery exhibition. Stunning work. Beautiful historic surrounding

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