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Radcliffe Square - Things to Know Before Visiting

Radcliffe Sq, Oxford OX1, UK

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About Radcliffe Square

Radcliffe Square is a square in central Oxford, England. It is surrounded by historic Oxford University and college buildings. The square is cobbled, laid to grass surrounded by railings in the centre, and is pedestrianised except for access. The square is widely regarded as the most beautiful in Oxford, and is very popular with tourists. There are no modern buildings to be seen, so it is also used as a setting for period films.

Attractions Near Radcliffe Square

Radcliffe Camera
Radcliffe Camera0.03km from Radcliffe Square

The Radcliffe Camera is an iconic Oxford landmark and a working library, part of the central Bodleian Library complex. It is linked to the Old Bodleian Library by the underground Gladstone Link. The Radcliffe Camera's circularity, its position in the heart of Oxford, and its separation from other buildings make it the focal point of the University of Oxford, and as such it is almost always included in shorthand visual representations of the university.

Bodleian Library
Bodleian Library0.06km from Radcliffe Square

The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford, and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe, and derives its name from its founder Sir Thomas Bodley. With over 13 million printed items, it is the second-largest library in Britain after the British Library. Under the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003, it is one of six legal deposit libraries for works published in the United Kingdom.

The Divinity School
The Divinity School0.06km from Radcliffe Square

The Divinity School is a medieval building and room in the Perpendicular style in Oxford, England. Inside this stunning room, you’ll notice a number of points of interest. The spectacular ceiling is one of the country’s finest examples of gothic fan-vaulted architecture, and boasts 455 crests of the various families and institutions who made donations for the project. The building is physically attached to the Bodleian Library, and is opposite the Sheldonian Theatre where students matriculate a

The Sheldonian Theatre
The Sheldonian Theatre0.09km from Radcliffe Square

The Sheldonian Theatre is one of the popular Oxford tourist attractions. This small yet exquisite Grade I listed building was built between 1664 and 1668 by Sir Christopher Wren. The building’s primary function is as the University of Oxford’s ceremonial hall but is also available as a venue for a range of dinners, receptions, talks, and music events.

University Church of St Mary the Virgin
University Church of St Mary the Virgin0.1km from Radcliffe Square

The University Church of St. Mary the Virgin is the largest of the city’s parish churches. Surrounded by university buildings, the religious site stands out for its Baroque entrance and spire. Climb the tower for fantastic views of the city center and university buildings, as well as other landmarks. The 13th-century tower is open to the public for a fee and provides good views across the heart of the historic university city, especially Radcliffe Square, the Radcliffe Camera, Brasenose College,

History of Science Museum
History of Science Museum0.1km from Radcliffe Square

The History of Science Museum offers you the opportunity to weave your event around one of the world’s leading collections of scientific instruments. This unrivalled collection of early scientific instruments is housed in the world’s oldest public purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean. The museum was built in 1683, and it is the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum.

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Oxfordshire is a landlocked county in the far west of the government statistical region of South East England. The ceremonial county borders Warwickshire to the north-west, Northamptonshire to the north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.