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Review of Oxford Castle Unlocked

Oxford Castle Unlocked
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Oxford Castle Unlocked Entrance Ticket Including Guided Tour
Ranked #9 of 172 things to do in Oxford
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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.
grantham, lincolnshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Terrific tour...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

My partner and I did this tour today and I would recommend it to everyone, it's fun and informative :)

Visited November 2012
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“Top Notch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

Great way to start a visit to Oxford as you get an enthusiastic, well informed guide (in costume) who tells you some of the pre University history, as they take you to a Saxon tower (101 steps to the top, but well worth it for the view), then underground to a Norman church crypt, part of a castle built in 1071. The remainder of the tour is to the 18th century prison.
Definitely one for the history buff and plenty of horrible history for the kids, although for H&S reasons under 5's cannot climb the tower.

Visited November 2012
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abingdon uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A day out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

It is interesting, i enjoyed my walk round and there are loads of bars and cafes around for afters. Worth a visit once.

Visited September 2012
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“well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

A great glimpse into the past. Great guides and lots of interesting information. Maybe if prisons were like this today they would have fewer inmates!

Visited November 2012
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“A great experience but I now have a "criminal record"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Really enlightening and incredible how prison reform has gone round and round. It certainly makes you think. I ended up with 6 months "hard labour" for shop breaking, even though I insisted I was innocent. Apparently they all say that.

Visited November 2012
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