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“Highly informative tour”
Review of Oxford Castle

Oxford Castle
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Oxford Castle Unlocked Entrance Ticket Including Guided Tour
Ranked #10 of 185 things to do in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Learnt a lot from the Empress Matilda and the gentleman in the gaol was also very knowledgeable and helpful. Would highly recommend visiting and climbing the tower for the views over the city (if your knees can take the steps!).

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

The tour of the castle was good fun! Our guide was Rowland Jenkins, who provided an entertaining and quite gripping tour with interesting stories of the past in the prison, and is easy on the eye to boot ! Nice way to spend an afternoon, would definitely recommend.

Thank Lady S
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

A very interesting piece of Oxfords history, its incredible what the people who were held prisoner in this place actually endured. A guided tour is given which is very informative and certainly an eye opener. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

We were staying at the hotel next to the castle and went to have a look see. We were luck enough to be the only two people on our guided tour of the castle. Princess Matilda was excellent and very informative (as well as being a very nice young lady) who took the time and trouble to explain the history of the tower and surrounding city. An excellent way to spend an hour and we would both highly recommend you take the tour when you’re in the city.

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

having just completed a boring open top bus ride around some rather run down parts of oxford with a lacklustre guide we were in need of some excitement and entertainment. enter rowland jencks our wonderful guide. despite being incarcerated in the prison since elizabethan times the lovely rowland managed to be very funny, upbeat and gloriously entertaining. his script was brilliant and it was obvious that he loved his job. thank you rowland for making our day, and for being so patient with both my husband and myself as we climbed all those steps with our rickety old kness. you were fabulous!

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