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Malmaison Oxford
Malmaison Oxford

3 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Oxford City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oxford Castle Unlocked, Christ Church Colleg …

£95
Jurys Inn Oxford
Jurys Inn Oxford

Godstow Road, Oxford OX2 8AL

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Oxford, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Anthony's College, Pitts Rivers Museum, and Oxford University …

£59
Oxford Spires Hotel
Oxford Spires Hotel

Abingdon Road, Oxford OX14PS

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Oxford, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. …

£104
De Vere Oxford Thames
De Vere Oxford Thames

Henley Road, Oxford OX4 4GX

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Sandford-on-Thames, this spa hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Kassam Stadium and 3 mi (4.8 km) from South Park. Oxfor …

£105
Macdonald Randolph Hotel
Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN

5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Oxford City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps from Oxford Playhouse and Ashmolean Museum. Exeter College and …

£134
Cotswold Lodge Hotel
Cotswold Lodge Hotel

66a Banbury Road, Oxford

4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Oxford, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kellogg College, Pitts Rivers Museum, and Oxford University …

£95
Ethos Hotel
Ethos Hotel

59 Western Road, Oxford OX1 4LF

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Oxford City Centre, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. …

£100
Ramada Oxford
Ramada Oxford

Welcome Break Service Area, Oxford OX33 ILJ

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Wheatley, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Waterstock Golf Club and within 9 mi (15 km) of Sheldonian Theatre an …

£45
Old Bank Hotel
Old Bank Hotel

92-94 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Oxford City Centre, this family-friendly Oxford hotel is steps from All Souls College, University Church of St Mar …

£169
The Head of the River
The Head of the River

Folly Bridge, Oxford OX1 4LB

4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Oxford City Centre, this inn is within a 10-minute walk of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. Covered …

£95
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Pocket Guide: Oxford City Centre Bodleian Library Hotels

Oxfordshire is a county full of hidden cultural gems, most of them sequestered away in cities like Oxford. The rolling landscapes too are popular with enthusiasts of the great outdoors, and whatever your predilections you're sure to find somewhere suitable to stay during a short or long break in this fascinating county. From guesthouses to B&Bs and plush hotels, Oxfordshire has all sorts of accommodation options, and if you're staying near Oxford itself one of the top attractions must surely be the magnificent Bodleian Library

Oxfordshire Hotels for the Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library was, like so many learned institutions in this great university city, founded many centuries ago, in this case back in 1320. Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester and brother to Henry VI, extended the library in 1426 when he found that he no longer had room in the original building for his collection of manuscripts. Later, in 1602 a wealthy scholar called Thomas Bodley, re-founded the library and introduced a few strict rules, which included the keeper being forbidden to marry. There are only six copyright deposit libraries in the country and the Bodleian Library is one of them: it receives a copy of every single book published in Britain.

Bodleian Library Treasures from Oxfordshire Hotels

The complex that makes up the Bodleian Library includes some interesting buildings. The Radcliffe Camera was built in 1748, for instance, and has a domed rotunda in the baroque style designed by James Gibbs, as a memorial to John Radcliffe. One of the extensions to the library was built in 1638 and used for university exams until 1880. The adjoining Divinity School was constructed in 1488 and has a unique vaulted ceiling featuring 455 carved bosses. These all represent scenes from the Bible, along with real and mythical beasts, and the interior Gothic space is one of the finest in the country.

From local guesthouses, B&Bs or smart hotels such as The Tower House on the High Street or the Macdonald Randolph Hotel on Beaumont Street visitors can easily get along to the Bodleian Library and see its unique historic treasures for themselves.

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