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Oxford Castle & Prison 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...more
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46 Oxford Castle New Road | Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
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Reviewed today

You are taken round by guides in costume who really know their history of the building and tell their story with such enthusiasm. There is a great deal of information on the history of the castle which is so well presented so you can take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a guided tour and our guide Mr. Robin is such an excellent orator, we feel that he is grown up in that premises ..hahaha..because he did not miss expressing even the feelings of those prisoners . Congratulations to Robin for making our trip...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is well worth doing whilst in Oxford and our tour guide George was excellent. His knowledge of the subject was superb and he was an extremely likeable chap and a credit to the attraction.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit to this prison and castle today great atmosphere, well maintained, well worth the visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dave B
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Dave, we're so glad that you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you so much for reviewing!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We never used to be the type of people that were into going on guided tours, but we were so happy we went on the Oxford Castle & Prison tour. Our guide was Alistair who was very informative and brought the story of the castle...More

Thank Annabelle C
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Annabelle! We're really pleased to hear that Alistair was good enough to change your view on guided tours! Thank you so much for your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole tour was great, very well organized, with enough freedom to enjoy it, and the guide was very well-informed and intelligent! Molly was a fantastic guide.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Emily K
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Emily, thank you so much for reviewing us! We're so happy to hear that Molly gave you all such a good tour!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to visit on a lovely day, and also to have Alastair as our tour guide. We spent an instructive and amusing hour in his company, learnt a lot, laughed a lot and were very satisfied customers. Climbing the narrow steps to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Graham Z
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Graham, we're so happy to hear that Alistair gave such an interesting experience and that you found the 101 steps worth the view from the top! Thank you so much for endorsing us!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would recommend you book on line as the tours fill up fast. Our guide was Oliver he spoke very clearly was very well versed in what he was talking about. Despite that he must do this numerous times a day he delivered it with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank christopherr477
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Christopher, we're so happy to hear that you enjoyed Oliver's tour so much and that you had a good time on site- thank you so much for reviewing us!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Oliver really made the tour ! He was so interesting and funny, and we learnt so much from him. The museum is layed out so well - the perfect combination of historic architecture, information and styled displays to set the scene. Well worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amber E
RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Amber, we're thrilled to hear that we made such an excellent impression on you and that Oliver gave such a good tour! Thank you so much for your lovely review!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent tour of the tower and oldest part of the prison. Our guide Allister was fun, knowledgeable and brought to life the history of the castle and prison. There are great views from the top of the tower and lots of stories from English...More

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RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit to our site and that Alistair gave a good tour- thank you very much for reviewing us!

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MrsC1001
26 October 2018|
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Response from OxfordCastlePrison | Property representative |
Hello there! If you want to visit us at a specific time, we would highly recommend booking in advance. Otherwise, if you're relaxed on which timed tour you go on, then we would say just turn up on the day and book that way... More
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609lild
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!
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Rio725
4 October 2016|
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according to the web site yes
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