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“Very good”

Oxford Castle Unlocked
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US$14.44*
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Oxford Castle Unlocked Entrance Ticket Including Guided Tour
Ranked #11 of 177 things to do in Oxford
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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.
staffordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

worth a visit money well spent make sure you have a whole day there !

Visited April 2012
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Northchurch
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A nice visit, but not the best castle”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Oxford castle is perhaps not what on would expect when visiting a castle; though the castle was originally built in the 14th century (so our guide told us) most of the old castle is now long gone, with a 18th century prison now standing in its place (most of which is now a hotel). The castle itself is not too bad (though at nearly £10 pp entry, certainly not the cheapest) but is not really a castle in the tuest sense; more a slightly over designed prison. Good if you like prisons though, I suppose.

Visited October 2011
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Athens
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A castle full of knights and ghosts!!!”
Reviewed 19 April 2012

Very beautifull place with a very interesting history. Apart from a great castle, in his recent history was prison until 1996! It worth the money (approximately 9 pounds). The guides are great dressed with clothes from the old times.
The tower is not accessible from small children or people with disabilities, since it has a lot and very small stairs. The rest of the castle is accessible from everyone.

Visited April 2012
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“fab”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

A complete must... Daniel Harris was our tour guild and he was fab. Quiet expencive at £8.95 per person (10% off if you stay at the Mal) but the staff make it. Great mug shot moment but again £4 per picture.

Visited April 2012
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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“What an attraction”
Reviewed 16 April 2012

* the staff was more welcoming
* The price is worth the service provided
* various activities organised fgor the kids, also enjoyed by the adults
* Recommended attraction

Visited April 2012
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