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

A Guided Tour of Oxford Castle & Prison

Take a guided tour today and let the characters reveal their fascinating stories entrenched in the building’s 1,000 year history.

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, and discover its vaulted Well Chamber

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 explore at your own leisure.

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


"Fantastic place, lots of things to do and a wonderful tour, great staff and ran professionally. Lovely good food and a great cafe next to an amazing shop! Love it!” James on Google, February 2018
"Our tour guide was excellent; he was very interesting, knowledgeable and engaging. He took us on a journey back in time around the castle and up to the top, which gave a beautiful view over Oxford... not to be missed if you are in Oxford.” Amy B on TripAdvisor, February 2018
"The castle itself is stunning. Those stories are so interesting. Thanks to our prisoner tour guide - highly recommended!” 刘文静 on Google, January 2018
“A fascinating tour and our guide provided amusing and informative history of the Castle. The location is very good, right in the heart of Oxford” Tripadvisor, March 2018
"Our tour guide on the day managed to keep both my children captivated with his knowledge and we all enjoyed his wit. Well worth a trip. Lots to do in Oxford but I would recommend this tour” Macc461 on TripAdvisor, February 2018