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Oxford Castle

44-46 Oxford Castle | Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
+44 1865 260666
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Oxford Castle Unlocked Entrance Ticket Including Guided Tour
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Oxford Castle Unlocked explores the 1000-years of Oxford's History. Led by one of our costumed characters, the rich history of the castle with a prison at its heart will be revealed to you. Climb St. George's Tower and take in the stunning views before descending into the atmospheric crypt, along the 18th century prison wing and into archaic man-made mound.
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44-46 Oxford Castle | Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
+44 1865 260666
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had Peter who made the tour an engaging and exciting experience. The history about William the Conqueror and others was very interesting.

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Learnt a lot from the Empress Matilda and the gentleman in the gaol was also very knowledgeable and helpful. Would highly recommend visiting and climbing the tower for the views over the city (if your knees can take the steps!).

Thank Ailsa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour of the castle was good fun! Our guide was Rowland Jenkins, who provided an entertaining and quite gripping tour with interesting stories of the past in the prison, and is easy on the eye to boot ! Nice way to spend an afternoon,...More

Thank Lady S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting piece of Oxfords history, its incredible what the people who were held prisoner in this place actually endured. A guided tour is given which is very informative and certainly an eye opener. Well worth a visit.

Thank 999brianx
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the hotel next to the castle and went to have a look see. We were luck enough to be the only two people on our guided tour of the castle. Princess Matilda was excellent and very informative (as well as being...More

Thank P8009GMstephenp
Reviewed 1 week ago

having just completed a boring open top bus ride around some rather run down parts of oxford with a lacklustre guide we were in need of some excitement and entertainment. enter rowland jencks our wonderful guide. despite being incarcerated in the prison since elizabethan times...More

Thank birdwoman2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were greeted by our guide Solomon wisden, who not only looked the part actually made you feel as if you had been transported back in time, his knowledge of history and the quirky little goings on at the castle and prison made the visit...More

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the visit was informative (and I did learn a lot), the tour was a bit gimmicky with people being put in the stocks and others throwing toy rats at them. Probably well worth taking kids but not really an adult tour. The cafe next...More

Thank gill409
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on Friday and would say its a little expensive for the time it lasts but very enjoyable. The tour lasts around an hour and is full of interesting information. We have visited quite a lot of castles and would say this one...More

Thank emzii_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with my family and really enjoyed the story and history behind the castle. The guide was fun and made the tour as interactive as possible. Would defiantly recommend a visit really worth the time thank you.More

Thank Paul C
Unlocked, Guest Relations Manager at Oxford Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Paul, Thank you so much for your feedback on your recent visit to Oxford Castle Unlocked; it is wonderful to hear that you had such an enjoyable experience at our site with your guide, the Empress Matilda, and we hope you'll return again in...More

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lil d
18 November 2016|
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Response from Michelle G | Reviewed this property |
There were about three children under 5 on the tour I went on and the guide made it entertaining for them, so I'm sure your children will enjoy it!
29 August 2016|
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Response from Anne A | Reviewed this property |
The guides are all dressed as the personalities of the time. I don't recall mannequins