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Oxford Castle Unlocked

44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
+44 1865 260666
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44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
+44 1865 260666
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I booked this tour as a present for my boyfriend and we arranged to go on Saturday. What a fantastic afternoon we had! Despite being the only two people on our tour, we still had a great time with our guide, Rowland Jencks. He provided...More

Thank Clairelouise1591
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We found the castle purely by chance and decided to go, had no idea it was a guided tour with characters and was a really good and nice surprise. Our host Roland Jencks was fabulous and a great storyteller. Really nice that there are movements...More

Thank Jay T
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a paid tour with guides in costume. There is a steep climb for those who wish to do it - up to,the top of the tower which has great views. There are the cloisters, cells and various rooms to visit all with a...More

Thank M J
Reviewed 5 days ago

I work in travel and Tourism in Oxford so make sure I visit all the attractions at least once a year, so have been on this tour a number of times over the last few years but this was the best. Our guide Rowland Jenkins...More

Thank CEEJevents
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A nice little tour by a young man in role as Rowland Jencks, a felon from 1577 convicted of having a"foul and saucy mouth" (or something like that). I found it a decent way to spend an hour or so mostly indoors on a less...More

Thank katkatf
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I found this an interesting guided tour with examples of the use of the castle as a prison from different periods over the centuries. Rowland Jencks, our guide was informative and entertaining. I never did see his ears. I wonder what's under that cap?

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent an afternoon at the castle with a friend and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The tour guide portrayed Rowland Jenkes (a notable prisoner of the castle during the reign of Elizabeth I) and made the remains of the castle come alive. The tour and...More

Thank rsweetkind
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not knowing what to expect, we enjoyed this tour. The guide was very informative and dressed in character. The tour is mostly of the tower and includes the cells with a very interesting history of the captives and their punishments. It's worth the view from...More

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Your tour guide is dressed for the occasion! We were taken into the heights & depths of the castle, with windy stairs & rooms you can believe really held an empress. The guide was imaginative, funny & very knowledgeable. The view at the top is...More

Thank the2ffees
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we saw the castle, we said we must see what is inside. In fact, the castle alone is interesting, old and with creepy history. But without funny guide, the castle is just empty. A couple of rooms have something like refurbished history furniture to...More

Thank jozefdubovsky
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lil d
Will this be a good place to go with a 3 year old?
18 November 2016|
Response from Avijitroy | Reviewed this property |
For your kid it should not be a bad place, but there are a few places like the basement or the cell, which are small and stuffy and may feel claustrophobic and/or a bit spooky. Overall if your kid/s likes new places and... More
Is a tour the only way to visit?
4 October 2016|
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My 11 year old daughter does not like mannequins/ models of people and can be a bit nervous. Will this be scary?
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