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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 Altitude: 68 m. ASL.
location Region: United Kingdom (UK) > Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
type Cache type: Webcam
size Size: No container
status Status: Ready to be found
time Time required: 0:01 h    wayTo Distance to travel: n/a
hidden Date hidden: 01-06-2018
creation-date Date created: 01-06-2018
published-date Date published: 01-06-2018
last-mod Last modification: 01-06-2018
Found 3x Found
Not found 0x Not found
Note 1 notes
watchers 1 watchers
visits 5 visitors
votes 3 x rated
score 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 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.

waypoints Additional waypoints
Symbol Type Coordinates Description
waypoint-icon Parking area N 51° 45.267'
W 01° 15.357'
(Limited) paid parking available directly on Broad Street.
waypoint-icon Parking area N 51° 45.315'
W 01° 15.276'
(Limited) paid parking around the corner on Parks Road.
waypoint-icon 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 Photo 4x All entries Gallery