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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.
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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

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 days 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

Thank sjhHove
Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed the tour very much especially climbing to the top of the Anglo-Saxon/Norman tower. Our tour guide, Seymour Wisdom, was very colorful, entertaining, and did a great job showing us around !

Thank lospathes
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was greeted by an Elizabethan prisoner as my tour guide - we learn the story of the prison through his experiences at Oxford. It's a clever way to guide tours through this Castle that was used more as a prison than a royal residence....More

Thank scrass
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in Oxford on and off from the time when this was still a prison, I have long been looking forward to touring it, and was pleased when my 10-year-old son agreed to the suggestion. It did not quite live up to the expectation....More

1  Thank Belongingnessless
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tour guide Solomon wisdom made the guided both funny and informative and managed to stay in character the entire time! Couldn't fault the performance or tour very interesting!

1  Thank hollymarie996
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taken aback at first by our costumed tour guide, but once we got into the groove it seemed less hoaky and we appreciated the information. A fun experience while visiting Oxford.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old castle became a prison and out guide took us through the history of the place in a most instructive and entertaining way. Highly recommended

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had planned this visit but on arrival learned the lift was out of operation thus denying my disabled wife access. We realise untoward things happen but no alternative was offered, such as my wife being able to see a video while I explored the...More

Thank baryspad
Unlocked, Sales and Marketing Manager at Oxford Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear baryspad, I'm terribly sorry to hear that our out of order lift caused you and your wife such difficulties during your recent visit here to the Oxford Castle. On behalf of our team, please accept two free tours for you and your wife. Our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did the Castle Tour which was amazing, so informative and our guide Soloman Wisdom was terrific he made it interesting and fun all at the same time.

Thank j0nutt
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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