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Oxford Castle

Oxford Castle


Meet the inhabitants of Oxford Castle and discover their true stories as you...

• Climb the Saxon St George’s Tower, Oxford’s, oldest building, and enjoy its stunning 360° views
• 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 our 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.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Highly commended small visitor attraction - Tourism South East

Opening Details

Open all the time

Open daily 10:00 - 17:00.
Last tour 16:20 pre booking recommended.
Closed Christmas Day only


Adult - £10.75
Child (5 - 15yrs) £7.50
Senior/Student - £9.00
Under 5s - Free
Family ticket for 2 adults and 2 children - £34.00.



    Oxford Castle Unlocked

    01865 260666


    44-46 Oxford Castle,
    New Road,
    OX1 1AY

    • VistEngland VAQAS
    • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

    Castle, £6.95-£10.75

    Tourism Excellence Awards 2008: Named Runner up : SMALL VISITOR ATTRACTION OF THE YEAR VAQAS



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    Map reference: SP 510061  Lat: 51.75128 Long: -1.26260

    5 minutes walk from Train and coach stations, follow signposts.

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Oxford station


    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
    • Welcome HostWelcome Host
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
    • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

    Highly commended small visitor attraction - Tourism South East

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
    • YesHigh chairs for children


    • The main entrance, Gift Shop, Cafe 1071 and the Key learning centre are all fully accessible. All floors of the Prison Wing are accessible by lift, and information throughout is provided through a mix of displays and multi-media solutions. Regrettably, due to the historic nature of the building not all areas of the attraction are accessible by wheelchair. For Example: St George's Tower (which has 101 steps on a steep, narrow and winding staircase) The Mound which has some steep steps and gradients. Some of the prison cells which have 620-640mm wide doorways.

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