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Oxford Castle Unlocked

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Address: 44-46, Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 260666
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Oxford Castle Unlocked explores the 1000-years of Oxford's History. Led by...

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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Our tour by 'Princess Mathilda' was fabulous today - one of the best we've ever experienced anywhere. Very knowledgeable & gave her job her 'all' .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our tour by 'Princess Mathilda' was fabulous today - one of the best we've ever experienced anywhere. Very knowledgeable & gave her job her 'all' .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the castle on a terrible rainy day and managed to make it with a tour guide starting within the minute and decided to do it. We was in a small group and had Geoffrey the monk as our guide. Geoffrey was brilliant - he was so informative, easy to interact with and definitely presented the part well! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This tour of the castle is fun and the guides are great making history fun.The walk to the top of tower gives great views of Oxford.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am often wary of tours led by costumed guides but the actor who led our guided tour as the notorious highwayman Isaac Darkin (who was imprisoned in the tower) was very entertaining and informative. Very enjoyable. Particularly good value if booked as part of a package with the open top bus tour.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. I am so pleased to read that you had such a great visit to Oxford Castle Unlocked with our highwayman Mr Darkin! We work with a couple of attractions in Oxford to offer joint ticket experiences including City Sightseeing, Salters Steamers and Oxford Walking Tours, which are enjoyable additions to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was not really expecting a guided tour, but was very pleasantly surprised to be given one! The tour was very well done with an interpreter (one Mary Blandy who was hanged in the 1700's), and had great information about the site from its original building to present day.

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked on to this tour today at 315 tour started at 330. Was taken in to the tower by tipsy gypsy who got in to character and gave us a enjoyable history lesson and tour highly recommend taking the time to do this tour. Even thou I got convicted off public nuisance and given 3 hrs in the stocks and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to learn about English history, this is the place. The tour is interesting and fun, the staff.is really.nice and welcoming. The tour guide was really prepared as he was representing a character from history...excellent visit

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Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. I am delighted to read that you had such an enjoyable experience at Oxford Castle Unlocked and hope to welcome you again in the future. Ellie Morgan, PR Executive More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff very friendly Guide very informative and entertaining. Well worth the time. The history in the building is amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our guide, Geoffrey of Monmouth, made the tour of this castle/prison one of the highlights of our trip to Oxford.It was very interesting and informative. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Provincia Di Milano, Italia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been there with my Russian friend and we enjoyed a lot, especially thanks to the guide, who exposed the story of the prison in a completely different way! The photos he shot, the roles he played as a real actor, the length of the tour: everything was lovely accurate..and funny!

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