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Oxford Castle

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Address: 43 Oxford Castle New Road | Oxford Castle Quarter, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
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+44 1865 260666
10:00 - 17:30
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Worth a visit.

Was there with a friend. We had a great guide who is really entertaining and fun. Worth a visit and the views from the top are Amazing. Would recommend this tour.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jhashveer S
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was there with a friend. We had a great guide who is really entertaining and fun. Worth a visit and the views from the top are Amazing. Would recommend this tour.

Thank Jhashveer S
Somerset, New Jersey
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the guided tour of the castle. We had a fun, knowledgeable Brit with a sarcastic humor showing us the tower and the dungeons. I would recommend this and it might be fun for kids as well. It is also worthwhile to check out the renovated castle part.It has been transformed into a high end hotel.

Thank Luzi3
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If iit is dry you can take a leisurely stroll around the castle. See the Saxon Wall foundation , and the gardens as well.

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Set apart from other iconic landmarks, the Castle I feel is a good place to begin a day's walk round Oxford city. If time and cash are short, you can walk round most of the castle grounds and gaze at The Mound without paying for the tour. Each building and section is clearly marked and it's history described in detail.

Thank Marilyn S
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

interesting historical spot , go and climb up the mound to have a little bit of an elevated view. good displays, educational.

Thank 4XLo
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

A great history of the castle showing its use from all parts of its history including up to recent years as a prison. Guided through by an interpretive leader to illustrate and guide the experience - after which you can go explore on your own. It is certainly a must see and the views from the mound are the best... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The tour guides dress up as various characters from history. We had Rowland Jenkes. Rowland gave a very interesting tour around the venue showing information about various events throughout history

Thank Anne B
Perugia, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I don't think this attraction could be considered a must-see in Oxford. No doubt on its historic relevance and symbolic power. But there are a lot of more beautiful things to visit before the Castle. Anyway, the guided tour is the best way to visit it. The guide I had was defenitely a great entertainer. He is alone worth the... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We totally enjoyed our visit to the castle with a guided tour which was full of information and a great experience, would definitely recommend this to all who visit Oxford. Brilliant!

Thank Paulamiss
Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

For 900 years the only way you would have got into Oxford prison was as a prisoner, for the past 10 years it has been open to tourists, business, restaurants, and markets. The castle is pre-Norman and has one of the few Saxon stone towers surviving in the UK, The 'prison experience' is one to set the blood curdling, and... More 

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