Oxford Castle Unlocked
For the first time in 1000 years, the secrets of Oxford Castle have been Unlocked revealing episodes of violence, executions, great escapes, betrayal and even romance. Walk through these ancient buildings and experience the stories that connect the real people to these extraordinary events.
Experience the austere confines of the 18th-century Debtor's tower and Prison D-wing, and the dark atmosphere of the 900-year old underground Crypt; marvel at the Mound of the 11th-century motte and bailey castle with vaulted well chamber; climb the Norman St George's Tower, now open for the first time in its history, and enjoy its stunning 360° panoramic views over Oxford.
Visit Oxford Castle and uncover the secrets for yourself!
Tours leave every 20 minutes from the admissions area in the Gift Shop. Tours last 40 minutes with one of our experienced costumed guides. After this time you are able to explore the Prison Wing and the wider castle site in your own time.