Oxford Castle and Prison entrance ticket and guided tour
Day trips & excursions

Oxford Castle and Prison entrance ticket and guided tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Please check calendar for availability
Printed ticket only
Duration: up to 1 hour
Do this because
  • Travel back in time and explore the secrets of the past
  • Wander around the chilling prison and see what lurks there
  • Marvel at stunning views at the stop of St. George's Tower
What to expect

Explore the 1,000-year history of Oxford Castle and Prison. Step back in time with this guided tour and visit the old prison cells, the crypt and St George's Tower. Listen to fascinating tales of Empress Matilda and the fate of Mary Blandy as you wander the padded jail cell and hear their stories come to life!

Climb to the top of St George's Tower and admire the gorgeous views, then descend into the atmospheric crypt of St. Georges’ Chapel. Here you can touch the stones where Oxford University was rumored to begin and stand in the birthplace of Geofrey of Monmouths’ King Arthur. Wander the austere confines of the prisons’ D-Wing and learn about its youngest inmates.

After your guided tour, you can explore the prison cells at your own leisure and dress up like a prisoner in our exhibition space. Head outside and climb the mound, the remains of our motte and bailey castle.

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What's included
  • Entrance to Oxford Castle and Prison, St.George's Tower and crypt
  • Fully guided tour
What's not included
  • Gratuities
Reduced price
  • Infants (0-5 years): free
  • Children (5-15 years): reduced
  • Students and seniors (60+ years): reduced

Oxford Castle and Prison, 44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY

Meeting point:

Please meet at the attraction entrance.

What to remember
  • During checkout, you will be asked to choose your preferred timeslot. If the time you pick is unavailable, you will be moved on to the next available tour and will be notified via email
  • Guests with mobility issues are advised against ascending St George’s Tower as there is no disabled access. The tower has uneven steps to reach the top and is very steep. There is a video for guests to watch if they are unable to climb the tower
  • Transcripts can be provided for guests who are hard of hearing
  • Please note that high-traffic areas are sanitized regularly, guides and staff have regular temperature checks and are required to wash hands regularly. Hand sanitizer is available for everyone and social distancing will be enforced throughout the experience
  • Both printed and mobile vouchers are accepted on the day of your tour
  • No cash accepted, only accept contactless payments if you wish to purchase anything at the site
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult
  • There is a maximum of 4 people per booking (the maximum capacity of the tour is 16 people)
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  • Please check calendar for availability
  • Tour starts every 25 minutes from 10.00am to 5.05pm
  • Please choose your time slot during check out
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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