Oxford Castle

Currently Open [Closes at 04:30 pm]
  • Address: 44-46, Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England, OX1 1AY, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +44018-65260666
  • Ticket Price: 9 EUR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Tour, Walking Area, Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Landmarks

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Oxford Castle was built in 1071 for the Normans to take control of the area. The Castle also contained a prison which had been in use until 1996. In the early days, the Castle was mainly put to use as a prison for defaulters in the region but also to punish rebels at the University. Till 1863, the Castle tower was also the site of numerous executions.

Since 2006, the place has been open to the general public. The erstwhile prison area now serves as a shopping arcade and hotel with the prison cells serving as guest rooms. Rooms previously used for executions and punishments are however not used by the hotel (how very thoughtful).

And like many of Oxford’s other attractions, the castle has been used for filming many movies such as Spy Games, 102 Dalmatians, Bad Girls, The Bill. Whether it is because of the Castle’s blood soaked history or just plain folklore, the place is believed to be one of the most haunted places in the country.

  • The Castle is a fun exploration site. Visitors can walk around the grim towers and prison areas or take fantastic guided tours conducted by guides in costume and character for your benefit. The St George’s Tower offers breath-taking panoramic views of the area.
  • Join Bill Spectre who will take you on a guided night tour around Oxford and unravels stories of the spirits that haunt this ancient city.
  • Ghost Fest 2014 – those unperturbed by the Castle’s gory history can choose from a range of spooky activities. In October and November every year, visitors can take part in after dark dinners, midnight tours, seances and more at the Castle.

Oxford Castle Information

  • The prison visit, activities and special events that are held at the Castle are not included in the ticket fare.
  • Not all areas of the Castle can be accessed by wheelchair.

Oxford Castle Ticket Prices

  • Concessions are available for children, senior citizens and families.
  • Children under 5 are not charged.
  • Carers with disabled visitors are not charged.

Oxford Castle Opening and Closing Hours

  • The last tour begins at 4:20 pm.

How To reach Oxford Castle by Public Transport

  • By Bus: County Hall (Stop E6) – 3, 5, 13, 280, T1, T2, T3, X3. County Hall (Stop E4) – 44, 63, 400.

Restaurants Near Oxford Castle

  • Pizza Express
  • The Big Bang
  • Prezzo Restaurant
  • Liaison
  • Swan and Castle

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  • Oxford Castle Address: 44-46, Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England, OX1 1AY, United Kingdom
  • Oxford Castle Contact Number: +44018-65260666
  • Oxford Castle Timing: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Oxford Castle Price: 9 EUR
  • Best time to visit Oxford Castle(preferred time): 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Oxford Castle: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Oxford include Oxford Castle in their plan

  • 36.13% of people start their Oxford Castle visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Oxford Castle

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

60.06% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Oxford Castle

People normally club together Oxford University Museum Of Natural History and Oxford Covered Market while planning their visit to Oxford Castle.

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  • Smells weird but the guided tour was entertaining while very informative. Would've stayed longer in the tour. Although we were free to visit more in depth the place after said visit.

  • Great day out for kids with lots of gruesome details about the history of the castle and prison. Regular shows and cultural events including outdoor films, ghost tours and summer Shakespeare in season. Plenty of places to eat in the castle complex and plenty of parking available in the nearby Westgate Centre.

  • An interesting part of Oxford with a long and interesting history. Don't miss walking through the old prison hotel and seeing how it has been converted. Plenty of family friendly places to eat and a not so attractive cheap modern pub. Seating outside available in the summer for most of the bars and restaurants.

  • If you are traveling through the UK there are WAY better castles to see as far as structures go. But the tour guides are great at this one and the prison aspect and history is interesting.

  • Only did the Mound on this visit. Sign on the gate says £1 per person to visit but most just walked through an open gate. Very nice staff (when I went in to pay my £1) and the full visit looked new and interesting; will visit that next time. Nice view from the top, particularly of the castle. Think we nailed it this season, a Summer visit may be more obscured with leave covered trees....

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