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“Kind of underwhelming”
Review of Oxford Castle

Oxford Castle
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$51.91*
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Full-Day Tour of Windsor, Eton and Oxford from London
Ranked #29 of 177 things to do in Oxford
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“Kind of underwhelming”
Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

The tower and the crypt are worh seeing, and the history of the site and the city are very interesting. But in hindsight I think it's worth about half of what we paid, and half the time it took.

Unfortunately we had just come from a 2-hour free tour from Footprints which was really good, so this was overpriced and underwhelming comparatively.

The approach of using costumed actors as guides seemed kind of cheesy. The history is interesting, but I would have preferred a normal guide.

The guy we got had a bad fake accent, and it was kind of awkward. He tried really hard, though.

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“Great tour guide but parking facilities abysmal.”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

Oxford Castle history was brought to life by the the knowledgeable and interesting guide. The down sid eto our visit was that no information was offered in the brochure on local parking facilities. We were a large party of 7 adults and 6 children, staying for a weeks holiday in Abingdon, andhad travelled in three cars. We did not know Oxford at all and struggled to find a reasonably priced car park. We ended up having to pay £10 for each car and on top of that one of the drivers inadvertantly drove into a bus lane and was charged £30 fine. We will definitely not be going back, no matter how good the guide was.

Visited August 2012
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“wow”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

couldnt ask for a much better visitor attraction in oxford, kind friendly staff who are always open and great to talk to for futher information in regards to the site and its history

Visited August 2012
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“A great castle”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

Was amazed at the history of this historic place. Well worth a visit, the guide was really good making the place come alive. There was lots for the children to do and it was really good for them

Visited January 2012
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“Oxford Castle”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

Never got into the old tower which I'd gone to see. Went for a walk round the motte and was shown in grisly detail where they used to hang people. Cheerful....not my idea of fun

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