Oxford Castle Unlocked, Oxford

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Experience 1,000 years of hidden history at Oxford Castle Unlocked. As a site of incarceration since 1071, the castle offers a rich behind-the-scenes history of murder, betrayal, escape, and execution. Take a tour of the castle grounds led by a costumed character guide, and visit the prison wing, the ancient underground crypt, and the man-made mound. Climb the Saxon St. George’s tower, one of the oldest buildings in Oxford, for impressive 360-degree views of the area. Have a vintage prisoner mug shot taken at the front desk to take home as a souvenir. Arrange to visit Oxford Castle Unlocked and other attractions in Oxford using our Oxford trip itinerary planner.
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  • We really enjoyed our experience. I wrote my undergraduate dissertation on Empress Matilda so I was pleased that she was featured in the tour. That was the only bit of history I knew about Oxford Cast...  more »
  • Black Bess was our tour guide and was really informative and made the visit fun. Would recommend the tour.  more »
  • Guided tour with a character from the story! Good upload, but how good the display becomes depends on the guide you get. Still very worth the ticket money. Please come early in the morning, then there will be a small group and it is an advantage because it gets crowded in some places.
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  • Cattle with a long history. Great view from the castle's tower and from the top of the hill. Short trip with a guide and nice presentation with some of historical facts, maybe a bit too long as for me. It's a good point to see, but the is few better places to visit in Oxford.
  • Many thanks to Becky and Tracy for their brilliant help with my group of architecture and civil engineering students today! These staff members went well beyond expectations to make our experience of the crypt and the well chamber unforgettable.
  • A great place with an amazing history! The man made hill beside the castle provides breathtaking views too!
  • Went on a Ghost Hunt was a great evening we had a small tour in the beginning and the manager was great about the information and history of the castle.
  • Really good morning, very informative and fun. Highly recommend

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