Costumed character guides will reveal the Castle's colourful past to you...
If you thought Oxford was just about elegant spires and world-class academia then think again!
Oxford Castle - Unlocked reveals Oxford's less well known history, one that's rich with tales of great escapes, betrayal and even romance - all within the walls of this ancient castle and prison.
* Climb the Saxon St George' Tower, one of 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
After your tour you will be inducted into the Prison D-Wing and the wider castle site where you will be able to explore at your own leisure. You will also be able to scale the Mound of the 11th century motte-and-bailey castle and access the vaulted Well Chamber.
Open daily from 10.00am (last tour 4.20pm).
Tours leave every 20 minutes. However at busier times, there may be a slight delay.
If you're not sure when you want to visit then don't worry - purchase these open dated tickets - valid for any day.
Oxford Castle Unlocked - 44-46 Oxford Castle, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1AY
You will be required to surrender a printed copy of your online ticket to take the tour.
Unfortunately due to Health and Safety, children under the age of 5 years are not permitted up to the Tower (for this reason, there is no entrance charge for under 5's).
We request one guardian to stay at the bottom of the Tower when the tour group goes up if you have an under 5 in your party. However we keep you occupied with our video link screen and Oxford Castle history screen. You are then able to rejoin your group as the tour continues.
Tickets will show your name, unique Ticket ID and Ticket Details. The ticket is valid for any date the attraction is open, and must be surrendered at the attraction.
If this is a personal purchase and you are a UK taxpayer*, Experience Oxfordshire can increase the value of your purchase without costing you a penny. If you tick the 'Reclaim Gift Aid' box and fill in your full name and home address details, Experience Oxfordshire will be able to claim at least 25% extra from the Government on top of your purchase made through Visit Oxfordshire. Your name and address will be forwarded to Experience Oxfordshire in this case to allow them to claim the Gift Aid.
*You must have paid UK tax this year at least equal to the 25% Experience Oxfordshire will claim.