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Guided Tour of the Oxford Castle and Prison

Skip the Line and Save Time
1 hr

Enjoy skip-the-line access into the age-old Oxford Castle & Prison with over 1,000 years of history, mystery, and fascinating stories to regale!


  • Don’t miss out on the medieval castle of Oxford that holds centuries worth of history
  • This skip-the-line tour guarantees you won’t be waiting around in line to enter
  • Your tour guide will be dressed in costume to help you visualize the castle from years ago
  • As you walk the eerie halls of the castle and prison, watch tales of the past come to life
  • Learn of Empress Matilda, Mary Blandy, and the youngest inmates of the prison
  • Step inside the padded jail cell and the crypt of St. Georges’ Chapel for some chills
  • Climb to the top of St. George’s Tower for striking views of the English countryside
  • Stand in the exact spot where Oxford University was rumored to begin
  • Walk through the prison wings and dress up as a prisoner for dramatic effect


  • Skip-the-line access to the Oxford Castle & Prison
  • Expert English-speaking tour guide

strict cancellation policy

Cannot be canceled, amended, or rescheduled

your experience

The medieval castle of Oxford stands tall and proud on the western side of central Oxford in Oxfordshire, England. Although partly ruined, this castle plays a significant role in the conflict of the Anarchy! Your skip-the-line access lets you head right into the castle, along with your expert tour guide, who will be decked in costume, head-to-toe for dramatic effect! As he/she regales stories of Empress Matilda and reminds you of the fate of Mary Blandy, you’ll feel over 1,000 years’ worth of history come to life!

Step inside the padded jail cell, climb St. George’s Tower and enter the crypt of St. Georges’ Chapel. You will also get to touch the stones where Oxford University was rumored to begin! As you wander about the harsh confines of the prison’s D-Wing, find out a thing or two about the youngest inmates that resided here. Post-tour, feel free to roam about the prison cells at your own leisure and dress up like a prisoner in our exhibition space.

know before you go

Important Information

The guides will be dressed in costume for originality


1 Sept- 31 Oct: Daily from 10:00 AM- 5:05 PM

1 Nov- 31 Jan: Fri- Mon from 10:00 AM- 5:05 PM

Discounted Tickets

Infants aged 0-4yrs go free. Children aged 5-15yrs, students aged 13-18yrs, and senior citizens aged 60yrs and above enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID)

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly
  • Please print out your mobile vouchers and display it along with a valid photo ID at the entrance of the attraction
  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays
  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification

Ticket Redemption Point

  • You can redeem the tickets directly at the entrance of the attraction: The Oxford Castle & Prison
  • Address: 44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, United Kingdom

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Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Westgate (Stop E7), a 1-min walk to the castle
  • Bus #63 & S9 Gold will get you here


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