Explore the stories of Oxford Castle & Prison, home to an immersive experience and over 1,000 years of history


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18th Mar, 2024

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Ducking: A Witch’s Punishment from Days of Old…

12th Mar, 2024

Former Castle & Prison Guide Becca Colmer investigates the unpleasant history of the ducking stool.



Hangman’s Hill and the Hangmen who Hanged Here 

11th Mar, 2024

For almost 1000 years, our Castle mound has loomed over the Oxford skyline, a monument to our Norman roots. However, the castle mound has another name; Hangman’s Hill, a much more disturbing label….


Why do we tell Ghost Stories at Christmas?

11th Dec, 2023

With its centuries-old walls and storied past, Oxford Castle & Prison has long been a beacon for ghost enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

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