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“Historical”

Oxford Castle & Prison
Ranked #4 of 20 Museums in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Oxford Castle & Prison 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 4 weeks ago

First time visiting Oxford Castle & Prison and Oxford in general. The tour guide was excellent and provided us with all the information, plus extra, about the history of the prison. Currently working in a prison, it's fascinating to see the difficulties and differences to todays prison system. Highly recommend

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Francesca D
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RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Francesca! We're so glad that you found the tour interesting and relevant, considering your career!). Thanks so much for endorsing us!

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

History , information, by Marcus our tour guide . A must visit if you are visiting oxford . Going up the tower is bit difficult and I believe a disabled person wouldn’t have access to go all the way up , so check before you buy tickets.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chrism471
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RebeccaC5097, Guest Experience Duty Manager at Oxford Castle & Prison, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi! Thanks so much for reviewing! You're right in saying that the stairs can be a bit inaccessible- those who choose not to climb have a video and interactive touchscreen to keep them filled in on the history of the tower though. We're so happy to hear that you all enjoyed Marcus's tour!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Date of experience: November 2018
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