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Oxford Castle Unlocked

Address: 44-46, Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY , England
Phone Number: +44 1865 260666
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Ranked #18 of 189 things to do in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Oxford Castle Unlocked explores the 1000-years of Oxford's History. Led by one of our costumed...
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Type: Castles, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: Oxford Castle Unlocked explores the 1000-years of Oxford's History. Led by one of our costumed character guides, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Oxford castle unlocked is a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting place to visit. The thing that makes it so good is the tour guides who are all dressed in costume from the various phases of its history. They each take it in turn to explain what the various rooms were used for and what conditions were like at the time. Lots... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is a guided tour - in our case with a small group - around the castle and prison with a chance to climb the tower. The guides are in costume and knowledgeable. Worth the visit and there are plenty of places to eat nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We visited @ 4pm on a Tuesday & joined 5 others on a guided tour Our guide was captivating as a highwayman ghost & remained in character throughout The view from the top of the tower was well worth the climb & the information boards held fascinating historical facts - very good value!!

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I did a day trip to Oxford. We did the park and ride from Thornhill Car park which cost £2 for 11 hours. The buses run into town every 15 min. We got our tickets for Oxford Castle unlocked from Amazon local. On arrival we were given the escorted tour and our guide was very good and... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

My grandmother booked us a ticket off Amazon Local and so we ventured up for the day. The tour was excellently taken by an Elizabeth Lilburn. The tour was informative, well taken and just long enough. Any longer would probably have been excessive but it was perfectly done. There is time at the end to explore yourself as well, which... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A visit to Oxford Castle (to take a tour around the environs) was both informative and entertaining. The subject matter of the guided tour revealed what life was like for the castle's former 'residents' (dating from way back in history up to the modern era) and was excellently delivered by a costumed tour guide. Both my granddaughter and myself found... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

What a great place to visit with loads of history and a really engaging tour with around 4 different actors. The tour took about an hour and there are quite a few steps but well worth it. The actors were excellent and dressed and played their parts really well. We used tesco clubcard vouchers so it felt even more value... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I found out about visiting Oxford Castle through a special offer on travel zoo (2 adult tickets for £16). You are paying for a guided tour of the castle by various different actors. The actors tried their best but there are no comparison to those you might see at The Dungeons. The tour lasts approximately an hour and tells you... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

this place is like taken a trip back in oxfords history! see the cells, and what people were punished for and what there punishments were back in the days, also take a walk up hangmans hill.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Certainly worth it. Discounted entry if you stay at Malmaison. The tour guide was excellent - rather amusing, for both children and adults. Oxford is well know to be steeped in history and this appears to be the hub. Parking in Oxford is pricey however, so if you are staying at Malmaison and have paid for their valet parking it's... More 

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