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Oxford Castle, Oxford

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Castle Tourist Spot
For the first time in 1000 years, the secrets of Oxford Castle have been Unlocked revealing episodes of violence, executions, great escapes, betrayal and even romance. Walk through these ancient buildings and experience the stories that connect the real people to these extraordinary events.

Experience the austere confines of the 18th-century Debtor’s tower and Prison D-wing, and 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; climb the Norman St George’s Tower, now open for the first time in its history, and enjoy its stunning 360° panoramic views over Oxford.

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  • Part of the castle has been transformed into a hotel and there are various eateries on site, but we had a pleasant wander through the site which has plaques placed throughout providing information and...  more »
  • Plenty of history here bought to life by the excellent guides who dress up and really add some passion and excitement for both the kids and the adults. In other words, not the usual dry history. You c...  more »
  • A very historic and educational site. Our tour guide was excellent and you could tell he really enjoyed history and sharing his knowledge of the castle. Very worth a trip if you're a history buff.  more »
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  • Fantastic place! The history the Castle and Prison has is fantastic. We took the tour which was reasonably priced and the guide was very knowledgeable, funny and dressed in the style of an old prisoner. 100% worth visiting if you're going to Oxford
  • Nice if you come to oxford for the day and listen to what they did with the place. Go up the bar. It's worth the view
  • Great day out. I remember when it was all closed off and a prison - someone very talented made this place happen!
  • Just wish I had more time to spend there.
  • A bit disapppinting. Very good guide tour, although not much to see of the actual castle.