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Oxford Castle
Oxford Castle Unlocked, 44-46 Oxford Castle


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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

underground crypt

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

Attraction Details

For enquiries about Oxford Castle, please contact the attraction using the details below.

VenueOxford Castle
AddressOxford Castle Unlocked, 44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1AY
Opening times10.00am - 5.30pm (last tour 4.20pm)
Entry costs
Attraction typeCastles

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