Year: 2016

Christmases past at Oxford Castle

23rd Nov, 2016

Oxford Castle has witnessed many Christmases and with December 25th fast approaching we’ve taken a look at what those Christmases might have been like. If you want to find out even more about this, come to one of our special Christmas at the Castle tours, running from November 26th to December 18th!

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Remember, Remember, the 5th of November

2nd Nov, 2016

I think it’s fair to say that autumn has arrived and, as the nights start drawing in and the air grows crisper, winter is on its way. This change of the seasons signals that it must be time for us to don our woollies and wellies and stand around a big fire to remember when the King and the entirety of Parliament almost met their demise.

What better time, then, to have a look at the tradition of Bonfire Night?

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Ghosts of Oxford Castle – the Final Chapter

29th Oct, 2016

So you’ve heard all week about the ghostly experiences of our tour guides as they explore the castle and just as we were preparing to wrap up our blog series, the ghosts of Oxford Castle struck again…

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Ciaran O’Keeffe Answers Our Ghoulish Questions

28th Oct, 2016

The whole team at Oxford Castle Unlocked were super excited to have Ciaran O’Keeffe coming to host a Paranormal evening as part of our Ghost Fest event. Ciaran will be at the Castle this evening speaking to a sold-out crowd, eager to hear about his time on Most Haunted and his many ghostly encounters. We spoke to Ciaran before the event to find out more about his work and if he really believes in ghosts…

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Ghosts of Oxford Castle – A Guest’s Perspective

28th Oct, 2016

We recently held a competition on our Facebook page, asking for our guests to send in their best ghost stories and paranormal experiences at Oxford Castle. The winning story certainly sent chills down our spine…

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Ghosts of Oxford Castle – Chapter Four

27th Oct, 2016

We’ve been sharing ghost stories from our team all week, which we think shows just how haunted our 1000 year old buildings are!

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Ghosts of Oxford Castle – Chapter Three

26th Oct, 2016

In the third installment of our Ghosts of Oxford Castle series, we spoke to Gypsy Boswell about her most haunted experience…

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Ghosts of Oxford Castle – Chapter Two

24th Oct, 2016

Here is the second in our Ghosts of Oxford Castle series, from Mr Holloway…

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Ghosts of Oxford Castle – Chapter One

22nd Oct, 2016

We got the team together to share our own peculiar experiences of Oxford Castle. In this special blog series, we’ll thrill you with a series of stories in the lead up to Halloween!

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Ghost Fest is here! How haunted is Oxford?

6th Oct, 2016

Oxford has a lot to offer when it comes to ghosts so we’ve collected a few stories to whet your appetite…

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Marking 20 years since the closure of Oxford’s Prison…

7th Sep, 2016

As September 7th marks the twenty year anniversary of Oxford Prison’s closure, it seems only right that we take a look back at its history…

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Presenting BMH Productions…

28th Jul, 2016

Next week brings the beginning of the fourth and final Shakespeare play to be presented in our Castleyard. BMH Productions will perform two Shakespeare plays in the space of one, with short versions of Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, both classics! We met with Edward Blagrove and Ashley Harvey, producers at BMH Productions to find out more…

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Join in the Culture Crawl!

26th Jul, 2016

This September, Maggie’s Oxford Centre is delighted to have the support of Oxford Castle Unlocked, to help make our 2016 Culture Crawl the best one yet.

 

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What to see, where to go in Oxford this Summer!

20th Jul, 2016

The summer holidays are almost upon us which means six whole weeks of finding things to entertain the children. Look no further. We’ve put together our top six summer events in Oxfordshire, one for each week!

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Presenting Siege Theatre…

14th Jul, 2016

Michael Speight, Director of Oxford Shakespeare Festival, explains to us how the festival came about and what we have to look forward to from his other role as Director at Siege Theatre, which will bring The Tempest to the stage from Monday 18th July.

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Presenting Tomahawk Theatre

7th Jul, 2016

Oxford Shakespeare Festival has returned to our castleyard, with four fantastic productions presented over eight weeks throughout the summer. Alex Nicholls who runs Tomahawk Theatre sat down with us to discuss his production of Much Ado About Nothing which is on now until 16th July.

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48 Hours in Oxford – Part 2

10th Jun, 2016

Wow – what a great first day you’ve enjoyed in the city. Up for day two?

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48 Hours in Oxford – Part 1

6th Jun, 2016

If you’ve planned a city break to Oxford and really want to make the most of your 48 hours in the city of dreaming spires, read on! We’ve done the hard work for you with an itinerary packed full of all the best bits…

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Top 5 Half Term Family Events

24th May, 2016

It might feel like it has just been the Easter holidays but May half term is imminent! We’ve rounded up a list of the top five family events to take the kids to this half term…

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Top 5 Prisons Open to Visitors

29th Apr, 2016

Visiting hours are NOT over! Once you’ve enjoyed your trip to Oxford Castle Unlocked, you may want to plan a visit to another prison visitor attraction in the UK. We’ve rounded up the top five for you to explore next…

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