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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Old Ball and Chain!

We’re hosting a duo of Valentine’s events for you to celebrate the most romantic day of the year with your other half, “the old ball and chain”. Couples can choose from a spooky paranormal experience with acclaimed parapsychologist Ciaran O’Keeffe to explore ghoulish love stories or book your very own prison cell for a delicious three course meal with a difference!


Valentine’s options include:
Love Lock-up with Parapsychologist Ciaran O’Keeffe
Friday 10 February, 7pm

ciaranokeeffeJoin former ‘Most Haunted’ Parapsychologist Ciaran O’Keeffe for a paranormal evening with a Valentines twist on Friday 10 February. A recent article from Psychology Today revealed how scary experiences often draw couples together making this event an ideal date at the most romantic time of the year. Enjoy a compelling talk about Oxford’s romantic ghost stories before embarking on an after-dark tour of the 1000-year-old castle prison where couples will definitely test their nerve together!  Tickets are £27.50 and include a welcome drink.


Valentine’s Lock in
Tuesday 14 February, 6.30pm and 9pm

Vlaentine's Lock In at Oxford Castle UnlockedGet locked in with your loved one this Valentine’s Day as Oxford Castle Unlocked offers couples an evening to remember! Enjoy a delicious three course meal served in the intimate and unique surroundings of your very own Oxford Castle prison cell from just £90 per couple. One lucky couple can also savour the experience in the atmospheric candlelit crypt for £115 with a bottle of bubbly included in the price.


If you’re looking for a unique Valentine’s Day experience, this is it! The prison governor is looking forward to welcoming you…