We re-open on July 4th! Please read our ‘know before you go’ guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable visit

Step inside and do 1,000 years of time...

recorded before social distancing

We're Open

Visit our new ‘know before you go’ guidance for a safe and enjoyable visit.


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

CLIMB the Saxon St. George’s Tower, one of the oldest buildings in Oxford, and enjoy its stunning 360° panoramic views over the historic city of Oxford

DESCEND deep underground into the atmospheric 900-year-old crypt, the only surviving remains of St. George’s Chapel

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

MARVEL at the mound of the 11th century Motte-and-Bailey castle. Due to social distancing measures, we are unable to allow access on to the mound.

EDUCATE yourself about the modern history of the site and its inmates, in our historical Exhibition Wing

After your tour, you will be inducted into the castle’s prison and the wider site where you will be able to revisit the Crypt at your own leisure.

Admission to the castle is by guided tour only. Plan your visit now

"Due to COVID, tour group size was limited, and areas for social distancing were well thought out and clearly marked throughout. The view from the top of the tower is amazing." MACave65 on TripAdvisor, July 2020
"I loved my visit here. It was an unexpected plus of my visit to Oxford. So full of history. I loved every second of it." Kate B on TripAdvisor, July 2020
"Our tour guide Esther was absolutely brilliant, very knowledgeable and best of all, very funny. She gave us loads of interesting facts and made the tour a proper adventure, from the Tower to the crypt." Kaydles on TripAdvisor, July 2020
"Fascinating history and an amazing view from the top of the tower. Good to see handrails etc being cleaned after each tour." Bernice Brown on Google Reviews, March 2020