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Author: Ellie Morgan

Presenting Tomahawk Theatre

Presenting Tomahawk Theat...

Oxford Shakespeare Festival has returned to our castleyard, with four fantastic productions presented over 8 weeks throughout the summer. Each play is produced and directed by a different local theatre company. Alex Nicholls who runs Tomahawk Theatre sat down with us to discuss his production of Much Ado About Nothing which is now on until […]

48 Hours in Oxford – Part 2

48 Hours in Oxford –...

Day 2 Wow – what a great first day you’ve enjoyed in the city. If you missed our blog post for day 1, click here to catch up! Right – up for day two? 10am: City Sightseeing After your walking adventure yesterday evening with Bill Spectre, we thought you could start the day with a […]

48 Hours in Oxford – Part 1

48 Hours in Oxford –...

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… Day 1 11am – Start your day with a short cruise […]

Top 5 Half Term Family Events

Top 5 Half Term Family Ev...

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… Kids Go Half Price at Oxford Castle Unlocked Open from 10am daily, Adult: £10.75, Child: £3.75* Seeing as you’re […]

Top 5 Prisons Open to Visitors

Top 5 Prisons Open to Vis...

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. With such varied histories, spanning a number of eras and with so many compelling true crime stories to share, each attraction offers something different. We’ve rounded […]

Top Ten Prison Escapes of all Time

Top Ten Prison Escapes of...

Following on from the recent escape by a Mexican Drug Kingpin from his prison cell (which cost him an estimated £32 million), we thought we’d explore the top ten prison escapes of ALL time. 10: Yoshie Shiratori Yoshie Shiratori is best known for escaping from prison four times in three years. After being convicted of […]

Celebrating 800 years since the Magna Carta – How was Oxford involved?

Celebrating 800 years sin...

The Magna Carta is considered to be one of the most important documents in history. Signed 800 years ago by King John of England, it essentially agrees that everyone, including monarchs, are subject to the Law. Since the original document was signed in Runnymede on 15 June 1215, it has been substantially rewritten but is […]

Diet of an Oxford Castle Prisoner

Diet of an Oxford Castle ...

As Lent begins, many of us are choosing our firm favourites as the thing we will be giving up. A challenge for most, many people will not make it until Easter on 5th April. So spare a thought for Oxford Castle prisoners of 1840 whose standard prison diet would make any lent participant’s diet look […]

They did it for Love

They did it for Love

You may not consider Oxford Castle to be the most romantic of places, what with its centuries of grime, crime and deadly diseases so you’ll be surprised to hear we’ve had more than our fair share of love stories over our 1000 years. To celebrate Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d share the courageous story of […]