Oxford Castle & Prison, Oxford

4.4
Experience 1,000 years of hidden history at Oxford Castle & Prison. 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 & Prison and other attractions in Oxford using our Oxford trip itinerary planner.
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  • This was a very worthwhile visit. very informative guide Phil from the USA we think. Was going to speak to him as i am American as well but he disappeared before i had the chance. Just wanted to find ...  more »
  • Our family really enjoyed everything the tour of Oxford Castle and Prison had to offer + views were amazing, the guide dressed in period costume added to the experience, 10 out of 10 for information a...  more »
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