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Oxford Castle & Prison, Oxford

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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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  • Great tour and fascinating facts. Our tour guide Becka was incredibly knowledgable and a great natural public speaker. Would highly recommend !! 
    Great tour and fascinating facts. Our tour guide Becka was incredibly knowledgable and a great natural public speaker. Would highly recommend !!  more »
  • Fantastic day out and our guide Keeva was great. Amazing to have a great enthusiastic guide. Highly recommended for families to learn about oxford. 
    Fantastic day out and our guide Keeva was great. Amazing to have a great enthusiastic guide. Highly recommended for families to learn about oxford.  more »
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  • We had Lydia as our tour guide and had tremendous fun touring the castle! Lots of cool history and folklore that gets explained very well. There are some interactive bits at the end, too. There are a lot of stairs which one needs to take one's time with, but I think it just adds to the experience. Great way to spend 1 to 1.5 hours. Thanks to Lydia for such a fun and educational experience!
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