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Macdonald Randolph Hotel
Macdonald Randolph Hotel

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN

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4 out of 5 (696 reviews)

Located in the heart of Oxford, this luxury hotel is steps from Oxford Playhouse and Ashmolean Museum. Exeter College and …

£164
Royal Oxford Hotel
Royal Oxford Hotel

Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HR

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (232 reviews)

These hotel accommodations are located throughout the area in Oxford.

£132
Victoria House Hotel
Victoria House Hotel

29 George Street, Oxford OX1 2AY

2.5 out of 5.0
2.8 out of 5 (8 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this hotel is steps from New Theatre Oxford and Ashmolean Museum. Exeter College and Covered Market are …

£119
Ethos Hotel
Ethos Hotel

59 Western Road, Oxford OX1 4LF

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (154 reviews)

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

£89
YHA Oxford - Hostel
YHA Oxford - Hostel

2a Botley Road, Oxford OX2 0AB

4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (54 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Said Business School, Ashmolean Museum, and Exeter College. …

£36
The Ridings Guest House
The Ridings Guest House

280 Abingdon Road, Oxford OX1 4TA

3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (98 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bate Collection and Christ Church College. Covered Market and …

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Red Mullions Guest House
Red Mullions Guest House

23 London Road, Oxford OX3 7RE

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this guesthouse is within 2 mi (3 km) of Headington Shark, University Church of St Mary the Virgin, and …

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Hill Farm
Hill Farm

Mill Lane, Oxford OX3 0QF

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (26 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Oxford Brookes University, University Church of St Mary th …

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Diana's Bed and Breakfast
Diana's Bed and Breakfast

2a Harefields, Oxford OX2 8NS

2.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (10 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this bed & breakfast is within 3 mi (5 km) of St. Anthony's College, Pitts Rivers Museum, and …

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The Chequers Inn
The Chequers Inn

6 The Green, Witney OX29 4DG

3.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Situated in Witney, this inn is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Oxford Bus Museum and within 6 mi (10 km) of Blenheim Palace and Ashmolean …

£85
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Pocket Guide: Oxford 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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