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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

Halloween Fun

Looking for something spooky to do this Halloween? Then look no further, Oxford Castle and Prison want you to join one of their paranormal investigators and hunt for ghosts around the castle. Explore the vaulted well chamber, search for paranormal entities in the punishment cells and go underground into the dark, damp Crypt. For more information check out their full website.

All Year Round

Come and explore the 1,000 year history of Oxford Castle and Prison. Step back in time with our costumed guided tours and see fascinating stories come to life. Hear the great tales of Empress Matilda or the fate of Mary Blandy, one of the prisons’ most famous criminals. Step inside our padded jail cell and meet the notorious ‘Black Panther’, a vicious prisoner held here in the 1970s.

Find gorgeous views atop of St. George’s Tower and then descend into the atmospheric crypt of St Georges Chapel. Here you can touch the stones were Oxford University was rumoured to begin and stand in the birthplace of King Arthur. Explore the austere confines of the prisons’ D-Wing and debtors tower, here you can wander the cells and learn about our youngest inmates.

After your guided tour, you can climb the mound, the remains of a motte and bailey castle. Explore the attraction at your own leisure and dress up like a prisoner in our exhibition space. Sit down with a nice cup of coffee in our café, spread out your map and plan where to go next in Oxford.

In the summer, we have Knight School, a medieval inspired workshop which trains children into becoming little warriors. Our Shakespeare Festival is an Oxford summer staple whilst Ghost Fest is sure to give you a scare over Halloween.

Shop

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

Mon – Thurs: First tour – 10:30am / Last tour – 4:30pm (Tours every 30 minutes)

Fri – Sun: First tour – 10am / Last tour 5pm (Tours every 20 minutes)

 

Please note, prices are subject to availability and restrictions apply. Please book in advance at bookings.oxfordcastleandprison.co.uk/

Adult £14.45
Child (5-15) £9.45
Child (under 5) FREE
Student (with valid ID) £13.45
Senior (60+) £13.45
Carer FREE
Admission is via guided tour only.

 

Face Coverings: In line with government guidelines we ask that all guests wear face coverings / masks whilst inside our building whenever possible. Face coverings do not have to be worn when exploring the outdoor courtyard, though we still encourage wearing them where other guests are close by.

 

Events

October 2021

October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Outdoor Cinema | The Addams Family at Oxford Castle & Prison

Oxford Castle & Prison, 44-46 Oxford Castle, New Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1AY United Kingdom
£13 – £20

Are you ready to watch something mysterious and spooky this October? Join us for our first ever outdoor cinema screening at Oxford Castle & Prison with The Addams Family! Bring along your own seating (or purchase one of our premium deckchair tickets) to enjoy an evening of supernatural comedy in our atmospheric Castleyard. DATE Friday 15th October 2021 TIME Doors open 7:30pm, film starts at 8:00pm PRICES £16 per adult £13 per concession (child, student or aged 60+) £20 per premium…

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October 22 @ 7:00 pm - October 31 @ 9:00 pm

Ghost Fest | Spooky Tours

Oxford Castle & Prison, 44-46 Oxford Castle, New Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1AY United Kingdom
£18

Oxford Castle & Prison's annual spooktacular Ghost Fest is back with Spooky Tours! Are you brave enough to visit one of the most haunted places in the UK? Discover the stories that are too dark to be included in our daytime tours! Tour the vaulted well chamber, visit the punishment cells and go underground into the dark, damp Crypt. Head to the top of St. Georges Tower to view the dreaming spires as the city lights twinkle. Make sure to…

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October 24 @ 11:00 am - October 31 @ 1:30 pm

Ghost Fest | Potion Making

Oxford Castle & Prison, 44-46 Oxford Castle, New Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1AY United Kingdom
£1 – £22.50

Oxford Castle & Prison's annual Ghost Fest is back and so is our magical 1 hour family-friendly session for children! Underground in our crypt, a cauldron is brewing; with the help of our resident warlock you can concoct some magical potions! Children will love brewing up some magic with three exciting activities in this hour-long workshop. DATES Sunday 24th October Friday 29th – Sunday 31st October PRICES 1 child: £9.50 2 children: £16 3 children: £22.50 Children 2 years old…

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