group packages

new for 2015
walk 'n' tour ticket

Group visits at Oxford Castle Unlocked

A brand new ticket option for 2015! Groups can now enjoy a fascinating guided tour of Oxford Castle Unlocked, the city's 1000 year old castle prison, before embarking on a walk with local historian and author Mark J. Davies to discover the historical and literary importance of some less-visited parts of the famous city of dreaming spires.

There are a number of walks to choose from, which vary in distance and time span. All prices shown include a guided tour of Oxford Castle Unlocked. Choose your walk from the following subjects:

  • Oxford Canal and Mill Stream Walk
    A circular walk with three length options: 1.5 miles (1 hour), 2 miles (90 minutes) or 2.5 miles (2 hours), taking in some of the oldest parts of Oxford, the River Thames and its side streams, including a lock of particular literary and strategic importance.
    From £11.95 - £13.95

  • Death March 
    A one hour 'dead slow walk' in the vicinity of the Castle on the theme of death: executions; drownings; bungled escapes; dissections; and resurrections. Tales of murderers; highwayman; gamblers; hangman; and bargeman, both real and fictional.

  • 'Alice in Wonderland' Walk  
    A one hour walk following the course of the partly underground Trill Mill Stream from near the Castle to Christ Church Meadow, via a glimpse of Paradise.

  • Walk on the Welsh side 
    A 2 hour walk with reference to 'sons of Cambria' such as Geoffrey of Monmouth, Gerald of Wales, T.E. Lawrence, an incalculable number of Joneses, and Dylan Thomas. Passing from west to east, from pre-Roman to post-War, from the River Thames to the River Cherwell, from Oxford Castle to Magdalen College, expect tales of 'rough and adventurous relaxations', and of red dragons, red herrings and red faces.

Available for groups of 15 or more. Capacity on each tour/walk is 20 but groups of more than 20 can be accommodated by splitting and switching groups. Please enquire for full details.

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.

salters steamers

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. 

Available for groups of 15 or more, boats have capacity for 150 people.

Please choose from the following two options:

Option 1: 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 

Option 2: 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

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! 

£35 per person, includes 2 glasses of house wine. Available for groups of 15 to 50 people, from 6pm daily. 

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.

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.