Skip to content

Oxford Castle and Prison

Oxford Castle and Prison

Spend a day sightseeing in this University town of Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires and visit and explore 1,000 years of history at the Castle and Prison.

Oxford including Castle and Prison

 

Spend a day shoppping or sightseeing in this University town. Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. For over 800 years, it has been a home to royalty and scholars, and since the 9th century an established town, although people are known to have lived in the area for thousands of years. Nowadays, the city is a bustling cosmopolitan town. Still with its ancient University, but home also to a growing hi-tech community.

 

When William the Conqueror invaded England and won the Battle of Hastings in 1066, Oxford Castle was marked by the Normans as the ideal place for a motte-and-bailey castle. Norman baron Robert O’Doyly took it upon himself to build this castle. Over time, our site transformed from a castle into a prison. Today, after one millennia, Oxford Castle & Prison is a visitor attraction with a story to tell.

 

GUIDED TOURS OF OXFORD CASTLE

Led by one of our costumed guides, the fascinating history of Oxford and its castle will be revealed as you…

  • CLIMB

     the Saxon St George’s Tower, one of the oldest buildings in Oxford, and enjoy 360° panoramic views of the dreaming spires.

  • DESCEND

     underground into the 900-year-old crypt, the only surviving remains of St. George’s Chapel. Where it is said, began the education for which Oxford is famed, and where Geoffrey of Monmouth penned the Legends of King Arthur.

  • EXPLORE

     the austere confines of the 18th century Debtors’ Tower and Prison D-Wing.

  • MARVEL

     the Mound of the 11th century motte-and-bailey castle.

 

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.

 

Drop off at Main bus terminal in centre of the City.

 

Depart For Home Approx. - 17.30

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Loading
Name Address Contact Details
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Bristol Anchor Road East Anchor Road Opposite @Bristol- We The Curious
Eastbound Bus Stop
Bristol Tesco Tesco's Eastville Bus stop - Jct 2 of M32
(Tesco's Car park only has a 2 Hr. parking limit)
Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea, Pier Street
Bus Stop The Old Pier Tavern
Clevedon Clevedon
Miles Morgan Travel Agency, Triangle Bus Stop
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Leigh Delamere Services Leigh Delamere - Outbound - Eastbound Side
Return - Westbound Side - Coach Park
Nailsea Nailsea - Clevedon Road Car Park
Weston Borough Arms Borough Arms, Bus Shelter
after main entrance to old Clarks Factory
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Worle -Queensway Centre Worle - Food Warehouse Bus St-opposite Bridge Farm
New Bristol Road
Worle-Preanes Green Bus Stop Worle Preanes Green, New Bristol Rd.
Summer Lane Bus Shelter
From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favourites
15 Sep 2022 £47.00 Loading
Show/Hide Pricing Loading
Loading

Keyword Search

Availability Search

Bakers Dolphin are accredited members of:

Registered in England No. 3635902.     © 2016 Bakers Dolphin. All rights reserved.