Oxford Castle Unlocked
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Take a guided tour today and let the characters reveal their fascinating stories entrenched in the building’s 1,000 year history.
Oxford Castle Unlocked is a visitor attraction with a past stretching far beyond your imagination. Visitors will learn about the real people and events from the sites turbulent past: the first Oxford teachings, the owners, visionaries, activists and inmates. People like Marshall William Smith, the King’s prison keeper, who in the 1600s made Oxford Prison as feared and as notorious as Colditz; Mary Blandy a convicted murderess, who became an 18th-century celebrity; Jack Ketch, the public executioner and the man on whom the Punch & Judy hangman character was modelled; and Anne Green, who survived her own hanging and narrowly escaped being anatomised by an Oxford medical student in 1650.
Led by one of our costumed character guides, the rich history of Oxford and the castle is revealed as you…
After your tour, you will be inducted into the castle’s prison and wider site where you will be able to explore at your own leisure. Admission to the castle is by guided tour only.
We currently offer joint tickets with City Sightseeing, Salter’s Steamers and Experience Oxford.
Oxford Preservation Trust are the guardians of this historical site.
The visitor attraction is operated by Continuum, a leading UK attractions group.
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OXFORD CASTLE UNLOCKED
44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford, OX1 1AY
Heritage Projects (Oxford Castle) Ltd
Registered in England No: 5763243
Registered Office: St. Edmund's House, Margaret Street, YORK, YO10 4UX.
Continuum Leading Attractions|Oxford Preservation Trust
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