Oxford Castle Unlocked


If walls could talk…
…They would tell the tales of 1,000 years of murder, romance, betrayal, escape and execution

A Castle with a Prison at its heart, the site has been used as a place of
incarceration since 1071, continuing until the closure of HM Prison in 1996.
Led by one of our costumed character guides, the rich history of the Castle,
and a snapshot of British history is revealed as you…

• Climb the Saxon St George’s Tower and enjoy stunning 360° views over
• Descend to the dark atmosphere of the 900 year old underground Crypt,
the site where Geoffrey of Monmouth created the first complete history of
this famous British hero-king, set in the context of post-Roman Britain and
the prophecies of Merlin.
• Explore the austere confines of the 18th century Debtors’ Tower and
Prison D-Wing
• Scale the Mound of the 11th century Motte and Bailey Castle

As you are led by one of our costumed character guides, the rich history of the castle is revealed as you. Enjoy the alternative perspective on Oxford’s history and the chance to discover over 1000 years of turbulent tales from the original Castle roots through to the very last inmate who left in the 20th Century.

‘Making Group Visits Memorable’ at Oxford Castle Unlocked

Great for Groups
• On-site Coach Drop-off / Pick up
• Café 1071, Toilets and Gift Shop
• Tours every 20 minutes, visit lasts 60-90 minutes
• Tours part guided by a costumed guide
• Private tours or lectures available
• Translation sheets in French, German and Spanish

Exclusive Group Benefits
• Continuum Privilege Scheme Discounts*
• Priority Admission
• FREE ticket for group leader OR
• 1 teacher free for every 10 children / students
• FREE education and EFL worksheets
• FREE admission for coach driver
*Continuum Privilege Scheme is available to companies bringing visitors to any of our
six attractions on an annual basis. This scheme offers enhanced group discounts.
Please contact us for more information.


Phone Number 441904527709
Street 44-46 New Road
City Oxford
Region England - South East
Post Code OX1 4AY
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