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Oxford Castle & Prison

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44-46 Oxford Castle, New Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1AY United Kingdom
01865 260666 www.oxfordcastleandprison.co.uk

The castle in Oxford has been brought to life at Oxford Castle & Prison. Visitors can enjoy a guided tour and meet past inhabitants of Oxford Castle & Prison and discover their true stories as you;


  • Climb the Saxon St George’s Tower, Oxford’s oldest building, and enjoy its stunning 360° view
  • Descend deep underground into the dark atmosphere of the 900-year-old Crypt
  • Explore the austere confines of the 18th-century Debtors’ Tower and Prison D-Wing
  • Scale the Mound of the 11th-century motte-and-bailey castle


Tours with one of the experienced costumed guides leave up to every 20 minutes from the admissions area in the Gift Shop. After your tour you will be inducted into Prison D-Wing and the wider castle site where you will be able to explore at your own leisure.



Visit the unique gift shop which is built into the very walls of the castle and prison! Open daily from 10.00am-5.30pm, come and browse their selection of local Oxfordshire products, replica weaponry, mead, books, children’s toys and more. You can also purchase your own Hall of Names or Mugshot product.

Open daily from 10.00am to 5.30pm


Opening Hours

Open daily 10:00am – 5:30pm

Last tour 16:20, pre-booking recommended

Closed every year 24th-26th December



Adult – £12.50

Child (5-15 years) – £8.50

Senior – £10.50

Student – £10.50

Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) – £39.00

Under 5’s – FREE

Carers – FREE



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