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