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Old Bank Hotel
Old Bank Hotel

0.1 mi from Bodleian Library

92-94 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BJ

4.5 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (330 reviews)

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

£225
Macdonald Randolph Hotel
Macdonald Randolph Hotel

0.2 mi from Bodleian Library

Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2LN

5.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (827 reviews)

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

£143
Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel
Mercure Oxford Eastgate Hotel

0.3 mi from Bodleian Library

73 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BE

4.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (493 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of The Queen's College, University Church of St Mary the …

£135
Malmaison Oxford
Malmaison Oxford

0.3 mi from Bodleian Library

3 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (433 reviews)

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

£139
Old Parsonage Hotel
Old Parsonage Hotel

0.5 mi from Bodleian Library

1 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN

4.0 out of 5.0
4.6 out of 5 (225 reviews)

Located in Oxford City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of University of Oxford and Pitts Rivers Museum. Oxford …

£209
Cotswold Lodge Hotel
Cotswold Lodge Hotel

0.8 mi from Bodleian Library

66a Banbury Road, Oxford

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (40 reviews)

Situated in Oxford, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of St. Anthony's College, Pitts Rivers Museum, and Oxford Universit …

£95
Oxford Spires Hotel
Oxford Spires Hotel

1 mi from Bodleian Library

Abingdon Road, Oxford OX14PS

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (952 reviews)

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

£94
Remont Oxford Hotel
Remont Oxford Hotel

2.2 mi from Bodleian Library

367 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7PL

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

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

£90
Jurys Inn Oxford
Jurys Inn Oxford

2.6 mi from Bodleian Library

Godstow Road, Oxford OX2 8AL

4.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (775 reviews)

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

£60
De Vere Oxford Thames
De Vere Oxford Thames

3 mi from Bodleian Library

Henley Road, Oxford OX4 4GX

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (288 reviews)

Located in Sandford-on-Thames, this spa hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Kassam Stadium and within 3 mi (5 km) of Greyfriars …

£114

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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