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Oxford Castle & Prison

46 Oxford Castle New Road | Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
+44 1865 260666
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Oxford Castle & Prison 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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“period costume” (21 reviews)
“malmaison hotel” (23 reviews)
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46 Oxford Castle New Road | Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old Oxford castle, previously à jail for many centuries have two destinations: an immersive museum, both of the Royal castle times and the jail, and a full refurbished and luxury hostel. During the summer one different Shakespeare's play can be seen in the courtyard.

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Rebecca C, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jean-Phillipe, thanks for reviewing! We're so glad you enjoyed the site. Do come and see the theatre too if you're interested!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today (20 Jul 18) we went to Oxford's castle and prison. Our guide Molly was extremely engaging, informative and entertaining. She answered all the questions and was very good talking to the whole group. Well worth the visit.

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Rebecca C, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Aldea, thanks for reviewing! We're so happy you enjoyed your time here with us!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant, Prisoner Smith was a very knowledgeable guide who made the tour come to life. Would recommend a visit to this amazing attraction.

Thank Stuart H
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Rebecca C, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Stuart! Thanks so much for reviewing, we're so happy you found the site so interesting!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Creepy photos of original inmates from 1800s ..... so uncanny ! A fab tour guide in full costume from the era. Along the walls, a timeline of the history of England - very helpful . Finally, pull the lever of the hangman at the end...More

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Rebecca C, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi! Thanks for reviewing! We're so glad you enjoyed yourself, and we're happy to hear that all the family had a good time!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a very pleasant visit of the castle and the prison. The guide was really great and entertaining. We have learned about the history of Oxford and also England. It takes about an hour to do the tour and then we could go to...More

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Hi Heloise. thank you for reviewing us! We're so glad you had a nice time!

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We visited during our family holiday and spent an hour with Molly as our guide. Thanks for making our visit enjoyable and educational Molly. Worth a visit!

Thank Andreas L
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Hi Andreas! Thanks for your feedback, we shall pass it onto Molly! We're so glad you had a good time and enjoyed the tour!

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lil d
18 November 2016|
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Response from Michelle G | Reviewed this property |
There were about three children under 5 on the tour I went on and the guide made it entertaining for them, so I'm sure your children will enjoy it!
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Rio725
4 October 2016|
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according to the web site yes
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lisa m
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
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