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Oxford Castle

44-46 Oxford Castle | Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
+44 1865 260666
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Oxford Castle Unlocked Entrance Ticket Including Guided Tour
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
44-46 Oxford Castle | Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
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Reviewed yesterday

It was so fun and amazing with an hour with Empress Matilda who showed us the ins and out of the Castle. Her talent in her passionate expressions of the historic events, really made it a brilliant place to be, to learn about Oxford and...More

Thank Evie2745
Reviewed 2 days ago

As a group of trainee teachers, we absolutely loved our trip to Oxford Castle. We had a brilliant session with the education officer who introduced us to some really interesting and interactive topics around the castle. We then had a tour with Charlie around the...More

Thank daniellefay
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very interesting tour and our guide ‘ Roland Jenks’ was great fun and made the tour memorable. Recommended. 👍🏻

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Booked this for family; 2 adults, 2 teenagers. As far as we could make out, a guided tour is the only way to look round the castle. However, as we learned, a few hundred years ago the best way to see the inside of the...More

Thank Don R
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went with my family, and though we had our doubts, they were assuaged when a tall young man came cheerfully bounding out of the tower in full period costume asking if we wanted to go on the tour (Rowland Jencks). The tour was fun...More

Thank Ellie P
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very worthy guided tour, with our host in character, demonstrating the history of the castle throughout the ages (about 1000 years of history covered briefly). Tours are periodic throughout the day, if you have pre-booked a ticket online, you'll need to arrive to confirm...More

Thank HardDiskDrive
Reviewed 4 days ago

A great place to visit, with some serious grim history. A great building. I'm not usually a fan of tour guides but Matilda was fabulous, great fun and full of knowledge. After the tour you do have the opportunity to explore the building on your...More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 5 days ago

My guide was Matilda, she is really good, I liked her really good guide! Every Oxford visitor must see!

Thank Ferenc A
Unlocked, Guest Relations Manager at Oxford Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Ferenc A, Fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your recent tour at Oxford Castle, and that you were so impressed with your tour guide, the Empress Matilda! We will be sure to pass your feedback on to her! Best wishes, Duty Manager- Guest Experience

Reviewed 6 days ago

The tour guide spoke clearly and engaged our attention with his pleasantly dramatic storytelling. We learned much about the history of the castle, and about the unfortunate Rowlande Jenkes. The hour passed quickly. We then spent some time looking around by ourselves. A great introduction...More

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the guided tour. Our guide was Rowland Jencks, an inmate of the castle prison. He told us in great detail the goings on in the prison. What a brilliant storyteller. We climbed to the top of the tower to experience the view of...More

Thank Keith P
Unlocked, Guest Relations Manager at Oxford Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Keith, It's wonderful to hear how great an experience you had with us here at Oxford Castle! Rowland will be so happy to know you enjoyed his tour. We hope that you join us on-site again, to meet more of our guides and enjoy...More

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lil d
18 November 2016|
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Response from Michelle G | Reviewed this property |
There were about three children under 5 on the tour I went on and the guide made it entertaining for them, so I'm sure your children will enjoy it!
29 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