The castle has a whopping 101 steps and 1 amazing view! Once you get yourself up the winding steps you can enjoy the panoramic views of Oxford from St. Georges Tower. Why not go underground into the candle-lit crypt that will have you travel back into the old ages. There is also 18th-century prison cells for you to set foot in and explore giving you an eerily real insight into what criminal would have faced back in the day.

Where can I visit a castle in the Oxford area?

Oxford Castle and Prison is an awesome historic landmark that will have you transported back to the past.

There are guided tour experiences on offer here and these are not to be missed as the tours won the Guided Tour Of The Year Visit England Awards 2018. Oxford Castle and Prison also hold events and experiences such as Ghost Fest and Murder Mystery Evening so be sure to check these out on their website! You must book a guided tour for admission so we suggest you add this activity to your Stack and then get booked.

  • Admission is via guided tour only
  • Adult ticket – £14.45
  • Child (5-15) ticket – £9.45
  • Children under 5 go FREE
  • Student ticket – £13.45
  • Senior (60+) ticket – £13.45
  • Carers go FREE
  • Monday – Thursday: First tour – 10:30 am / Last tour – 4.30 pm (Tours every 30 minutes)
  • Friday – Sunday: First tour – 10 am / Last tour 5 pm (Tours every 20 minutes)

Things to do in Oxford