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Broad Street Webcam (Oxford Martin School) - OK045B
A webcam right in the heart of Oxford's dreaming spires
Owner: Dan Q
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Altitude: 68 m. ASL.
 Region: United Kingdom (UK) > Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
Cache type: Webcam
Size: No container
Status: Ready for Search
Time required: 0:01 h    Distance to travel: n/a
Date hidden: 01-06-2018
Date created: 01-06-2018
Date published: 01-06-2018
Last modification: 01-06-2018
3x Found
0x Not found
1 notes
watchers 1 watchers
7 visitors
3 x rated
Rated as: Excellent
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Listed on Opencaching only  Parking nearby  Public transportation  Drinking water nearby  Public restrooms nearby  Public phone nearby  Webcam   No GPS required  All seasons 

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Description EN

Broad Street lies right in the heart of Oxford's "dreaming spires", between the Weston Library, Blackwells, Trinity and Balliol Colleges on one side and the Clarendon Building, Sheldonian Theatre, Museum of the History of Science, and Exeter College on the other. In the 10th century this site - then little more than a ditch - marked the edge of the city walls. During the middle ages it was known as Horsemonger Street as it became the home of the city's horse market (and local pub The White Horse helps carry on part of this legacy in its name).

The webcam at https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/webcam/ (operated by the Oxford Martin School) looks East down Broad Street from its Westernmost end. That webpage also contains a helpful guide to the buildings visible in the image, if you're interested.

Your task is to capture a photo of yourself (either using a portable device or by having a friend take a screenshot) visible in its frame. Post the image with your log. If you've brought a friend and a laptop, be advised that the Weston Library has a free public WiFi hotspot. Note that the webcam has a "lag" of up to a minute behind real-world events.

The posted coordinates are usually the best place to stand - near the North-Western corner of the steps of the archway-shaped Clarendon Building - but sometimes school and tour groups fill up the space and you're better standing on the opposite side of the road. Please don't stand in the road to capture your picture: neither motorists nor cyclists are very forgiving of tourists shuffling about on the street, and the 20mph speed limit is routinely disobeyed.

Additional waypoints
Symbol Type Coordinates Description
Parking area N 51° 45.267'
W 01° 15.357'
(Limited) paid parking available directly on Broad Street.
Parking area N 51° 45.315'
W 01° 15.276'
(Limited) paid parking around the corner on Parks Road.
Interesting place N 51° 45.283'
W 01° 15.300'
Alternative footpath in clear view of the webcam.
Log entries: Found 3x Not found 0x Note 1x Picture 4x All entries Gallery