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Address: 44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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Oxford Castle Unlocked explores the 1000-years of Oxford's History. Led by...

Oxford Castle Unlocked explores the 1000-years of Oxford's History. Led by one of our costumed character guides, 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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Spooky late night tour

Had such fun on the Oxford Ghost tour unlocked, much more atmospheric going at night & got to see Oxford at night. Well worth a trip nice to see a different side of Oxford Castle... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had such fun on the Oxford Ghost tour unlocked, much more atmospheric going at night & got to see Oxford at night. Well worth a trip nice to see a different side of Oxford Castle and mound

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Minsk, Belarus
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The tours are definitely worth the money, but not really suitable for very little children and people with claustraphobia. The guides are very interactive, engaging and knoledgeable. Each of them is dressed as a person connected to the castle's history and often talks about the historical events from their character's perspective. Our guide was impersonating Daniel Harris and he made... More 

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Thank MashaV999
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very informative and interesting tour. Our guide was Matilda, and she was great. Not only a lot of interesting, and some fairly disturbing, facts, but also some good exercise as well!

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Thank Patrick T
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tour guides make this attraction extremely worthwhile. It gives an insight into the history of Oxford Castle and the region

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting and informative tour with the excellent Rowland - hope he is released in the near future ;-)

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Isaac darkin was our guide, Little pricy to get in, but the tour was very good, lots of steep stairs. Very interesting and lots of information available. Thanks again. Tiras

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Oxford for our anniversary and this is one of the tourist attractions right in the heart of Oxford. Looking at the price that I paid, looks expensive, but the guide and the information provided is amazing. You get to learn about the castle and the gory details of it's life. Highly recommended, but look for vouchers if... More 

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West Mids
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first stop and we bought combined castle and hop on hop off bus tickets rather than just entrance fee. The guides were dressed up and full of knowledge/real life stories! Very entertaining and held my attention (which can wander!). Bigger than you think from outside. There are some steep spiral stairs up to a tower that some... More 

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Steventon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a last minute decision to visit the castle. Our grand daughter was staying for half term and late in the week told us she had a to do a half term project on Crime and Punishment. We booked tickets for the first tour the next day (10.00am). It was a quiet day and we had our guide, aka... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I live nearby we have never been to this attraction until today, but what a great surprise it turned out to be. The guided tour by a member of staff was excellent, she really made it come alive. There was so much to see and listen too, for a good 1-2 hours. The walk up the tower and visiting... More 

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