Radcliffe Square, Oxford. Open daily. Free entry.

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There is no parking on the square itself, which is pedestrianised, except for access. The road is largely cobbled with small field stones (not dressed cobbles) and so may not be ideal for wheelchairs or anyone with a walking disability. There are pavements around the edge, which are flat and level, and also lead to the other venues on the square.
The closest public toilets with disability facilities are on Market Street (SP513063).

Oxford city has a Shopmobility service which is accessed from within the car park for the Westgate shopping centre (OX1 1TR). The car park itself has 50 disability parking spaces, which are located close to the lobby area. Scooters and wheelchairs can be hired free of charge from the Shopmobility office, which can be booked over the telephone on 01865 263600 (Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm). Further information can be requested via email: westgate.oxford@landsec.com.

Brief Description:

Set in central Oxford, Radcliffe Square - named after John Radcliffe who left a large amount of land to Oxford University - is surrounded by the buildings of Oxford University and is laid to cobbles and grass. The square is home to the Radcliffe Camera, nearby University Church of St Mary the Virgin and an 18th century library, which is connected to the Bodleian Library on the side of the square by an underground tunnel.

Further Information:


Radcliffe Square, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3BB






A collection of views of the square: http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/oxfordtour/radcliffesquare/radcliffesquare.html

Opening Hours:

Open at all times. Free entry.


From M40 J8a take the A40 west towards Oxford for 5 miles. At the roundabout continue straight to take the London Road/A420 for a further 2.5 miles. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit (past the pillared monument in the middle of the road) onto The Plain/A420 for around 400 metres/yards then turn right onto Longwall Street. Longwall Street turns slightly right and becomes St Cross Road. Turn left onto South Parks Rd then, at the T-junction, turn left again onto Parks Road and continue onto Catte Street. There is a barrier at the end of Catte Street which leads through to the pedestrianised area around Radcliffe Square.

OS SP515063


Oxford is a very old city and travelling by car can be a problem. However, there is an excellent pubic transport system, which you can find further details of here: http://www.oxfordcityguide.com/oxford-tourist-information/getting-around-oxford

There are six Park & Ride sites located around Oxford's ring road; Bicester, Oxford Parkway and Pear Tree to the North, Thornhill to the East, Redbridge to the South and Seacourt to the West. The parking and bus into town are charged separately and there are no concessions for Blue Badge drivers. Each Park & Ride also has EV charge points for electric car drivers. Further details of the locations and charges can be found here: https://www.oxford.gov.uk/directory/8/car_parks_in_oxford/category/56/categoryInfo/13

The main bus services in Oxford are run by the Oxford Bus Company, Stagecoach Oxfordshire and Thames Travel. The services run throughout the city as well as the surrounding villages. Further details can be found on the following websites: https://www.oxfordbus.co.uk/, https://www.stagecoachbus.com/about/oxfordshire and https://www.thames-travel.co.uk/.

Oxford’s main railway station is located on the west side of the city centre with bus stops and taxi ranks just outside. There are frequent services to/from London Paddington, London Marylebone and Birmingham New Street. Details of the station can be found here: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/OXF/details.html. For ticket information you can telephone National Rail on 03457 484 950.


There are no amenities on site, but you can find plenty of places for food and drink in the surrounding streets.

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