Bodleian Library

Top 1% of attractions in Oxford
8 / 10

5 expert reviews

“One of Europe's oldest libraries. ”

– Atlas Obscura

Fodor's Fodor's
"A vast library, the domed Radcliffe Camera is Oxford's most spectacular building, built in 1737–49 by James Gibbs in Italian Baroque style." Full review
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet
"Designed in 1938 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect responsible for the Battersea Power Station and the iconic red telephone box (booth)." Full review
Michelin Guide Michelin Guide
2 Stars
"The Bodleian Library, founded in the 14C and rebuilt in the 17C, is one of the richest libraries in the world, boasting a collection of some five million books, manuscripts and maps." Full review
Afar Magazine Afar Magazine
"Despite the reminder, it's difficult to suppress your ooohhhs and ahhhs as you enter the courtyard of this 13th century masterpiece and birthplace of academia." Full review