Oxford Castle Castles
Oxford Castle – Unlocked, 44-46 Oxford Castle
If you thought Oxford was just about elegant spires and world-class academia then think again!
Oxford Castle Unlocked reveals Oxford's less well known history, one that's rich with tales of great escapes, betrayal and even romance all within the walls of this ancient castle and prison.
The site has been used as a place of incarceration since 1071, continuing until the closure of HM Prison in 1996. The old buildings have been preserved and are now open to the public revealing a time capsule allowing the buildings to tell their story.
Our costumed character guides will reveal the site's colourful past as you...
Climb the Saxon St George's Tower and enjoy its
stunning 360 views over Oxford
Descend to the dark atmosphere of the 900 year old
Marvel at the mound of the 11th-century Motte and
Bailey Castle with Vaulted Well Chamber
Experience the austere confines of the 18th-century
Debtors Tower and prison D-Wing
Face the prison regime with our hands on displays
Visit Oxford Castle - Unlocked and uncover the secrets for yourself
AddressOxford Castle – Unlocked, 44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1AY
Opening times10.00am - 5.30pm (last tour 4.20pm)
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