Oxford Castle Unlocked

Oxford Castle Unlocked information

Location
Oxford , England
Address
44-46 Oxford Castle
Telephone
+44 1865 260666
More information
www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk
Prices
adult/child £10.75/7.50
Opening hours
tours 10am-4.20pm
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It's hardly England's most imposing fortress, but Oxford Castle dates back to 1071. Access is by theatrical 40-minute tours, departing every 20 minutes, led by costumed guides. Tours include St George's Tower, offering excellent city views; the 11th-century crypt of St George's Chapel, possibly Oxford's first formal teaching venue; Victorian prison cells; and the 18th-century Debtors' Tower, where you'll learn about the inmates' grisly lives, daring escapes and cruel punishments. You can also clamber up the original medieval motte.