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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 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 yesterday

We had a very enjoyable visit to the castle and loved our interesting tour with our very knowledgeable guide, Matilda, who regaled us of historical tales about the castle and its inhabitants. She was delightful and really added to our experience and brought it all...More

Thank Aquabelle29
Reviewed yesterday

My boyfriend and I decided to attend a guided tour here to get to know the history of my hometown a little better. We were guided by Peter, who we thought did an excellent job of the tour. He was very knowledgable (but not too...More

Thank Beckycox94
Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited Oxford Castle today with my family. We had a fantastic time. The guide called Peter was absolutely brilliant. One of the best guides I have seen. Peter made the tour really enjoyable, it was both very informative and entertaining. I would highly recommend...More

Thank Leticia B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an entertaining hour. The young lady doing our tour was knowledgable and totally in character as a young prisoner from the Victorian era. Cannot believe that part of the building was still used as a prison no more than twenty years ago and other...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the castle in oxford today and are really pleased we did......really interesting and amazing how old and how much history there is to oxford castle Well Worth a visit and lots of places to eat near the place

Thank Guy M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Arrived today for our midday tour, greeted by a helpful staff member at reception and our guided tour started at exactly 12 noon. Our guide was a fabulous girl called Rosa dressed in costume. She was fantastic, very knowledgable and clearly loved her job. Well...More

Thank keeleydee
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thanks to Marshall William Smith we had a brilliant guided tour of the castle. Even a reluctant 9 year old said he really enjoyed it. We'll worth the visit, I'm no history buff but the guide made it really interesting. Once you've done the tour...More

Thank neetylou
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were guided round a lady dressed as Matilda. She was excellent. Very clearly spoken and full of interesting information. We then had plenty of time to spend wandering around wherever we wished afterwards..The staff were welcoming and polite including the Cafe staff.

Thank S2701RVdiana
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and pitoresque area in the heart of Oxford,lovely view from the hill nearby,the position is very close from the train station.

Thank Federico P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth the tour around the castle, Roland Jencks, was a great host, fun and made the tour very interesting!! Well done keep up the good work!!

Thank X-Jayne-
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lil d
17 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!
4 October 2016|
Response from neetylou |
according to the web site yes
28 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