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Oxford Castle Unlocked

Oxford Castle Unlocked

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Type: Heritage / Visitor Centre

Oxford Castle Unlocked is a visitor attraction with a past stretching far beyond your imagination. For hundreds of years the site has held both famous and infamous residents, serving time as a religious site, a home for royalty, a centre of justice and as the County Gaol.
Visitors to the attraction can explore the austere confines of the 18th century Debtors’ Tower and Prison D-wing; experience the atmospheric 900 years old underground Crypt, the only surviving remains of St. George’s Chapel where it is said, began the education for which Oxford is famed; marvel at the Mound of the 11th century motte and bailey castle with vaulted well chamber; climb St George’s Tower and enjoy the unique 360° panoramic views over the dreaming spires. It is situated a short five minute walk away from the train and coach stations.

Groups information

Groups can enjoy a guided tour of the 1000 year old buildings with discounted admission prices, priority entry, free familiarisation trips, plus free entry for coach drivers. Joint tickets are available to create full day itineraries together with City Sightseeing bus tours, Salters Steamers river cruises and themed walking tours including Inspector Morse tours, Bill Spectre Ghost Walks and guided walks with historian Mark Davies.

Group catering options are available in the Castleyard Café.
To find out more and to book, contact:  01904 261262

Ticket Information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£10.95 per ticket
Child (5-15)£7.75 per ticket
Family (2 adults + 2 children)£35.00 per ticket
Student / Concession (60+)£9.25 per ticket
Under 5sFree

Group prices (valid for groups of 15 or more)
Adult: £8.95
Child: £6.25
Concession: £7.50

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Open daily from 10am; last tour at 4.20pm (excludes 24th - 26th December)

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Contact Details

44-46 Oxford Castle
New Road

Tel: +44 01865 260666


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