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Oxford Castle Unlocked

44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
+44 1865 260666
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
+44 1865 260666
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a great time there.The tour guide is kind and funny. It's worth to visit and it won't let you down!!

1  Thank yolikem16a2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the guided tour which took about an hour. Both informative and entertaining, great guide really brought it to life. Can't remember his character's name but he was a murderer who had a display of his skeleton there! He was great value and really took...More

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little walk up the Castle mound to give a great city view. Lovely area to spend a few hours. The little cafes surrounding the castle have a great buzz too.

Thank wexfordtraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour and thanks to Elizabeth Boswell who narrated the very colourful history of this wonderful place also enjoyed the walk up the mount included In the ticket- this castle is in the city centre and is well worth a visit.

Thank Jmae48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with friends as we were eating in the castle waiting for table not much information seems they want to get you out fast won't go bk

Thank Garrydaniels64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is not much to see, because the castle was destroyed centuries ago. However our guide (David Harris) brought us through 1000 years of English history in a very brilliant and engaging way. Talking to single visitors pretending they were historical celebrities, he got the...More

Thank Filippo T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We pre booked online the day before got moved to a later slot ended up having a private tour as other party didn't arrive. My friend and I were guided by 'Anne Greene'who was extremely knowledgeable and friendly through out the tour. The stairs leading...More

Thank Lucie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was one of my favourite places in Oxford. There is a guide who has the character of a person from those times. Gives lots of interesting information about Oxford and his past. Definitely recommend

Thank Barna B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Doing the tourist thing with a guest from Australia and were not sure if it was going to be worth the money. Was pleasantly surprised at a well lead interesting tour with guide in full costume giving plenty of information with out going on too...More

Thank Arthur D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very good tour guide with " black bess " she worked 100% , an had fine a fine intreraction with the group , and the information was very interesting and enjoyable . David Elliott

1  Thank wendye892
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lil d
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
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