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Oxford Castle Unlocked

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Address: 44-46, Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
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+44 1865 260666
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10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
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Oxford Castle Unlocked explores the 1000-years of Oxford's History. Led by...

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.

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We visited the castle for the first tour of the morning at 10am, having booked on line the night before. Don't turn up 10 mins early as suggested as the doors do not open till 10... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the castle for the first tour of the morning at 10am, having booked on line the night before. Don't turn up 10 mins early as suggested as the doors do not open till 10 and in winter it is chilly waiting outside. Our guide really bought the tour to life and we felt we were living the history... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Oxford Castle Unlocked on Sunday 14 January 2017 and were shown around by a wonderful tour guide he really brought the story to life, it was a very interesting experience and well worth the visit and the price.

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Thank Louise D
Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of interesting facts and the guide was dressed up and acted as an inmate of the prison, which made it even better. I got pilloried for a couple of minutes as well :)

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Thank mohawkpeto
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Compared to other castles Oxford doesn't offer a lot but if you've got some extra time and would like to check-off another English castle, well, then why not.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour is conducted by an actor playing the role of a figure from the past. The remains of the castle are quite limited, but there is also an old prison attached. The guide was good fun, and the tour would be particularly good for kids. The tour lasted about an hour, after which you were free to look around... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide was the castle governor in Georgian England. Along the way we met other characters as well. He was excellent and quite knowledgeable- he was able to answer all our questions. Don't book ahead (at least in the winter) - it costs more and is unnecessary. Beautiful view of Oxford from the tower!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like to know about castle and meddle age you will love it. Not only for that but also for the way that they show this castle.

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Thank Thiago C
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the tour as a last minute decision and it was one of our better ones. The lady guide was very interesting and informative and made the tour. Definitely a must do when in Oxford.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there not knowing what we were going to experience. To our surprise it was great. It's a lot of fun. You get to know the history of Oxford with actors dressed as in the old times. They are really funny and encouraging as well. At the end of the tour you go to the roof and you can... More 

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Thank Lucia F
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The knowledgeable guide takes you through the history of the castle, and you get to explore various areas of the building. It was interesting to discover it's beginnings in Norman times and that it was used as a prison in it's relatively recent history.

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