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Oxford Castle Unlocked

44-46 Oxford Castle, 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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  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
+44 1865 260666
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is quite expensive for the stories they tell you. However there are some funny sides, especially when trying to bring in the people visiting, such resistance! But the mound and the old gaol cells are interesting to see and imaging how things were and...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited here for a Romeo and Juliet outdoor performance followed by food in one of the restaurants on the establishment. Beautiful surroundings, restaurants for everyone and easily accessible.

Reviewed 5 days ago

I went on the guided tour with my cousins a 9 and 13-year-old and we all loved it! Soloman Wisdom was our tour guide and he made the tour exciting with lots of surprising facts about the castle and he was really engaging answering any...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Compared to other castles that were former prisons such as Lincoln, Lancaster and Norwich there isn't actually a lot left of Oxford castle, but what they lack in size they make up for with fun. The costume guide takes you up the remaining tower and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

For me, our guide Gypsy made the tour. She was engaging and funny, as well as being very knowledgeable. The tour was interactive and entertaining.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent value for money tour guide was Black Bess who was charming, witty and very knowledgable, group consisted of mixed age and nationalities. Well done and thoroughly recommend a visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour of the castle was brilliant, much greater than expected, the tour guide was in character, funny and involving while still maintaining humour and breaking character when needed.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable tour with an amusing, informative guide. Good interaction with the guests and got everyone in the party involved. Was extremely interesting and well worth a visit. Kids thoroughly enjoyed it too.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited in June 2017 and tool a tour conducted by 'Anne Green', a costumed guide who showed us around the castle with stories to bring the history to life. I was surprised to learn that the castle was used as a prison up to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice place with a beautiful views. The tour is guided and the guides are so nice. The castle is full of stories. You can take some beautiful photos from the tower or from the small mountain. Sure you will have a good time.

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lil d
17 November 2016
Response from Avijitroy | Reviewed this property
For your kid it should not be a bad place, but there are a few places like the basement or the cell, which are small and stuffy and may feel claustrophobic and/or a bit spooky. Overall if your kid/s likes new places and... More
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