Oxford Castle & Prison Guided Tour
TOUR DESCRIPTION

Explore the 1,000-year history of Oxford Castle and Prison. Step back in time with our costumed guided tours and see fascinating stories come to life.

Fully Guided Tour
Costumed Guides
Gratuities
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Schedule

Days of operation:

Daily : First tour – 10am / Last tour 5pm (Tours every 20 minutes)

Meeting point: 44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford, OX1 1AY.

Please Note:

Bookings are only valid for the timeslot they booked for. Late arrivals will not be guaranteed an alternative time slot.
The Mound is currently closed due to restoration works.
Visitors under 5 years of age will not be permitted access to St George’s Tower due to health and safety regulations.

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Explore the 1,000-year history of Oxford Castle and Prison. Step back in time with our costumed guided tours and see fascinating stories come to life. Hear the great tales of Empress Matilda, the fate of Mary Blandy and step inside our padded jail cell.

Find gorgeous views atop of St. Georges' Tower and then descend into the atmospheric crypt of St. Georges’ Chapel. Here you can touch the stones where Oxford University was rumoured to begin and stand in the birthplace of Geofrey of Monmouths’ King Arthur. Wander the austere confines of the prisons’ D-Wing and learn about our youngest inmates.

After your guided tour, you can explore the prison cells at your own leisure and dress up like a prisoner in our exhibition space. Head outside and climb the mound, the remains of our motte and bailey castle.

Oxford Castle & Prison Guided Tour
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