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Bodleian Library, Oxford

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Libraries, Traveler Resources, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
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. Make Bodleian Library part of your personalized Oxford itinerary using our Oxford tour planner.
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  • Here you can come only under supervision. You can buy a ticket for a tour of one or a number of the buildings in this area. 8 pounds seems a bit much but it's well worth it to these locations from the inside. escorts are informed and enthusiastic.
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  • Worth the visit through a guided tour (I think this is the only way to visit....). The picture that is depicted is actually the entrance hall which used to be a collega hall. From that you enter the '...  read more »
  • Tickets can only be purchased at the start of each day! We arrived at 8.45 am the first morning and were third in line. The two tutor and tourist guide before us bought all the tickets to the half and...  read more »
  • This has to be the quintessential University library. It feels like an honor just to be able to stand within this building knowing how much knowledge is contained therein and how influential it had been in the academic history of the world.
  • One of the finest places to be in Oxford. And this place is so special because Harry Potter was filmed here...
  • Beautiful location in Oxford and a must for any book lover in the world. I would highly recommend the Extended tour of the Reading rooms, just the Duke Humphrey's Reading room is worth the price of entry.
  • Wonderful library with a fantastic atmosphere. A timeless hush makes you realise what a special place this is.
  • I've been there for a school trip. It's a very magical place, especially if you love books and people who love them too, besides being one of Oxford most historical sites. The guide was friendly and answered to all our questions. It's definetly a worth-time experience!
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