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Author: Demelza Scott

Twelfth Night and Epiphany are upon us!

Twelfth Night and Epiphan...

Don’t be saddened by the fact that Christmas is over and New Year’s Eve has passed, there is still an opportunity for you to have a party and indulge in festive treats: Twelfth Night and Epiphany are upon us! Twelfth Night on January the 5th and Epiphany on the 6th have been celebrated since the […]

Christmases past at Oxford Castle

Christmases past at Oxfor...

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! Medieval Period William […]

Remember, Remember, the 5th of November

Remember, Remember, the 5...

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 […]

Ghosts of Oxford Castle – the Final Chapter

Ghosts of Oxford Castle &...

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, this time with our General Manager. In this blog post, Lauren recounts her spooky encounter…   “So just ahead of […]

Ghosts of Oxford Castle – A Guest’s Perspective

Ghosts of Oxford Castle &...

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… “I attended a ghost hunt at oxford castle a few years back with my sister while in one of the […]

Ghosts of Oxford Castle – Chapter Four

Ghosts of Oxford Castle &...

We’ve been sharing ghost stories from our team all week, which we think shows just how haunted our 1000 year old buildings are! If you weren’t scared by our previous ghost stories, perhaps this one from Mr Jenkes will spook you. Mr Jenkes divulged an intriguing tale of a tour he once took, in which […]

Ghosts of Oxford Castle – Chapter Three

Ghosts of Oxford Castle &...

In the third installment of our Ghosts of Oxford Castle series, we spoke to Gypsy Boswell about her most haunted experiences… Gypsy has never managed to make sense of something she experienced in D-Wing about four years ago. One of the old exhibition cells, which is now our staff room, used to include an audio […]

Ghosts of Oxford Castle – Chapter Two

Ghosts of Oxford Castle &...

October is here and that means Ghost Fest is upon us! In the lead up to Halloween, we got the team together to share our own peculiar experiences of Oxford Castle. Here is the second in our Ghosts of Oxford Castle series, from Mr Holloway… Mr Holloway had quite a shock at the end of […]

Ghosts of Oxford Castle – Chapter One

Ghosts of Oxford Castle &...

October is here and that means Ghost Fest is upon us! There are plenty of events happening here at Oxford Castle which are bound to get you spooked, but in case you think the tales we tell of the ghosts and ghouls that stalk the premises are made up just to scare you, we got […]

Ghost Fest is here! How haunted is Oxford?

Ghost Fest is here! How h...

In 2009 our very own Empress Matilda was declared Britain’s most seen ghost. Although she did not die here, many people have claimed to have seen her dressed in the white cape she wore when she made her escape from the castle one snowy night in 1142. Mary Blandy has also been witnessed, which some […]