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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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June 2019

The Oxford Shakespeare Festival 2019

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - August 10 @ 10:00 pm
Oxford Castle & Prison, 44-46 Oxford Castle, New Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1AY United Kingdom
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Join us this summer for 8 weeks of tantalizing Shakespearean performances by the amazing Tomahawk Theatre, Siege Theatre and BMH Theatre. This season’s programme includes: Romeo & Juliet and Richard III (BMH Theatre) Click here for more information 17th June – 29th June Macbeth (Tomahawk Theatre) Click here for more information 1st July – 27th July Twelfth Night (Siege Theatre) Click here for more information 29th July – 10th August *No performances will be running on Sunday’s during the festival.…

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July 2019


July 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until July 27, 2019

Oxford Castle & Prison, 44-46 Oxford Castle, New Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 1AY United Kingdom
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£14 - £16.50

Macbeth at the Oxford Castle and Prison Enjoy Shakespeare in the open air at the magnificent Oxford Castle in Oxford City Centre.  Throughout the month of July, we will show Macbeth, Shakespeare’s tale of ambition, loyalty and witchcraft.  An action packed 2 hours plus interval with live music, it will always remain faithful to Shakespeare’s beautiful language and themes.  Seating provided and a wet weather venue is available in case of inclement weather.  Café and restroom facilities are available at…

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