Feel like you’ve gone back in time on this 1-hour tour of Oxford Castle. Led by a costumed guide who plays a real-life character from history, you’ll explore the Norman castle’s medieval remains, from the prison to the 900-year-old crypt. Climb up the steps to the top of St. George’s Tower, discover the Debtors’ Tower and the prison’s D-Wing, and make your way to the mound of the 11th-century motte-and-bailey castle.
1-hour tour of Oxford Castle led by a costumed character guide
Climb St. George’s Tower for stunning views of the city's skyline
Discover the history behind the mound of the 11th-century castle
Venture underground to the castle’s 900-year-old crypt, the only remains left of St. George’s Chapel
See the Debtors’ Tower and prison's D-Wing, then explore the prison and larger site at your own leisure
Choose your own tour time (tour runs every 20 minutes between 10am and 4:20pm)
Your tour begins at the time you chose at checkout. Remember to meet at Oxford Castle Quarter, and bring a paper or electronic voucher with you.
Travel back in time as your costumed guide tells of what it was like when their character was around. Walk up 30 feet (9 meters) of steps at St. George’s Tower. When you make it to the top, bust out your camera and snap some photos of Oxford's so-called dreaming spires.
Now it’s underground you go as you head down to the 900-year-old crypt, the only remains left of St. George’s Chapel. It’s said that St. George’s Chapel is where the education of Oxford started. Plus, some even believe this area is haunted by a ghost or two.
Feel the eerie aura when you explore the 18th-century Debtors’ Tower and prison’s D-Wing. Then, take a look at the castle mound before you set off to explore the prison and larger site at your own leisure.
The Oxford Castle & prison is a hidden gem. the city has so much on the educational side with the colleges that this medical prospective is a nice complement to the other sites. Highly advise this be on your list!
Even though you have bought a ticket on viator, you have to go there or ring ahead and book a session. I arrived at 11 thinking I would just be on the next tour, but I had to wait until 1pm. The tour was good and the guide was really but not one of the best castles in the U.K. Better for kids I reckon.