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Oxford Castle

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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
+44 1865 260666
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was surprised how much I enjoyed Oxford Castle Unlocked. The tours are led by a truly entertaining costumed guide and this makes it more than just a history tour through the castle. You are immediately immersed in the stories of the people. Be sure...More

Thank Gina D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited Oxford many times but this was my first visit to the Castle. I paid £10.95 for my tour. You can only tour the castle with a guide and it is much better that way because you get the story of the place....More

Thank allanmaciver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I living in oxford in 2003 and while prison was closed this was not open yet, so came to oxford to see this and other local sights. It guided tours done pretty well by the empress Matilda that then lead on to a short exhibition...More

Thank CharlesGraham79
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, there's no doubt a certain degree of poetic licences taken with some of the stories, but what do you expect when the history is centuries old. More importantly, it was fun, interesting and something a bit different. Topped off with a great view over...More

Thank PaulandJen_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately the castle can only be visited when booking a tour. So all we could see really was the outside as a tour was quite expensive. A bit disappointing... would rather walk through in my own time and speed.

Thank Susanne161
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There was some good bits, and some scary bits, and some creepy bits, and some cool bits. 10/10. Rowland was coolest guide, v.entertaining and with impressive life span considering he was born in the 1500s!!!!!!!!!!!

2  Thank Emma B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour! Rowland Jenkes in full costume, recounted the history with energy and drew us into years long gone. Well worth the visit!

Thank Lizanne_Jacobsohn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The title says it all really. The friar who gave the tour was really good. Lots of steps though, some of which are narrow and spiral.

Thank MrW777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great attraction for adults, but the kids got bored easily, was lots of fun for us though :)

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable tour of the castle, which was a working prison till 1996. Since then the area has been redeveloped creating this museum which also has a cafe and shop, plus the Malmaison hotel, a Slug and Lettuce pub and an Italian...More

2  Thank sjhHove
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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