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44-46 Oxford Castle,, Oxford, OX1 1AY.

Explore the forbidding prison wing

1/4: Explore the forbidding prison wing

  • Explore the forbidding prison wing
  • Castle Mound is the site of the original motte and bailey castle
  • The castle served as a prison for many years
  • The crypt dates back over 900 years
  • Discover Oxford castle's 1,000 year history
  • Explore the 18th century Debtors’ Tower and Prison
  • St George’s Tower is one of the oldest buildings in Oxford

Oxford Castle Unlocked Breaks

Explore Oxford Castle via fascinating stories from the buildings 1,000 year history.

About Oxford Castle Unlocked

Your costumed guide will take you through the history of Oxford Castle as you explore the building that has played an important role in England’s past. Explore St George’s Tower, one of the oldest buildings in Oxford, and enjoy its incredible panoramic views over the city. Descend underground to the oldest part of the castle, the 900 year old crypt which was originally the site of a Norman chapel. In later years the castle was used as a prison, a place of punishment and even execution. Discover the grisly stories from this era as you explore the confines of the 18th century Debtors’ Tower and Prison D-Wing.

Oxford Castle Unlocked Highlights

  • Discover stories from one of Oxford’s oldest buildings.
  • Explore the rich history of Oxford.
  • Climb to the top of Castle Mound, the site of the first castle in Oxford.
  • Explore the prison and wider site at your leisure following your tour.


What Makes it Super

Oxford castle has played an important role in England’s history from the civil war of the Anarchy in the 1140s, the Barons' War of 1215–17 and the English Civil War where the Royalists made Oxford their capital. Oxford Castle Unlocked guides you through the castle’s turbulent past. Along the way you’ll hear stories from various characters involved with the castle down the years which really brings the castle to life!


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