Group Packages

salters steamers

New for 2014!

Oxford Castle Unlocked and Salters Steamers, have partnered to launch a groups joint ticket, offering a historic tour of the 1000 year old castle prison followed by a sightseeing boat trip along the picturesque River Thames around Oxford.

There are two options to choose from:

Full-day excursion
Groups can enjoy a tour of Oxford Castle Unlocked in the morning before taking a cruise down the Royal River Thames from Oxford to Abingdon. The Oxford-Abingdon cruise leaves at 2.30pm daily from May to September.

Adults: £17.50
Children: £10.75

Only available for groups of 15 or more.

Half-day option
A shorter cruise option with a 40 minute River Experience is available for those with less time to explore the city. Enjoy your Oxford Castle Unlocked tour before or after your River Experience. Available every day from April to September with seven cruise time options throughout the day.

Adults: £13
Children: £8.50

Only available for groups of 15 or more.

Both options include a guided tour of Oxford Castle Unlocked. The boats have capacity for 150 people.

Robber's Revenge Murder Mystery Evenings

An intelligent alternative to run-of-the-mill activities. The group will need to keep their wits about them as our cast of famously sinister convicts will keep your guests on their toes as they work their way through the dark arches and winding corridors of prison's Georgian D-wing down to the nine-hundred year old crypt. Collecting clues and interrogating inmates will require cooperation and creativity, as well as a steely resolve in the face of fear. Guests will compete to beat the other teams to the ultimate conclusion, but must choose their allies carefully as traps and tricks are more common than the truth among thieves! 

Available for groups of 15 to 50 people, from 6pm daily.

£35 per person, includes 2 glasses of house wine.

Spooky Tours

Discover the sinister side of the castle and its residents held here by delving into the darker side of its history. Your tour will take you to the most haunted areas of the Castle site including the dark atmospheric 900 year old underground Crypt. Can you hold your nerve? Spooky Tours take approximately 45 minutes. After Dark Dinner packages are also available, please enquire for details.

From £10 per person. Available for groups of 10 to 20 people from 6pm daily.

How to Book

Please call us on +44 (0) 845 070 6255, or email us at Our group bookings office is open Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.30pm.