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Review of Oxford Castle

Oxford Castle
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$15.05*
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Oxford Castle Unlocked Entrance Ticket Including Guided Tour
Ranked #9 of 182 things to do in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Oxford Castle Unlocked explores the 1000-years of Oxford's History. Led by one of our costumed characters, 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.
Reviewed December 28, 2012

The guides at this place really make the experience. They are dressed in character and act the part if characters associated with the castle. Really interesting xperience at a reasonable price - less than £10. You can even pay with club card points!

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Very good value for money with extremely fantastic and wonderful guides . We all really enjoyed our morning .
Cafe a bit expensive tho

Thank MrLard13
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Great tour, well worth a visit to find out the very interesting History of both the castle and prison. The price also includes the mound which has great views over Oxford.

1  Thank kenyantrains
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

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

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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.

1  Thank grinstock
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