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18th Mar, 2024

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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.


Helen Craggs

8th Mar, 2023

Oxford Castle & Prison has been home to many prisoners over the centuries among them, Helen Craggs a teacher who was to become a Suffragette seeking women’s suffrage. Read about here story here.


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

19th Mar, 2015

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.


Diet of an Oxford Castle Prisoner

18th Feb, 2015

Spare a thought for Oxford Castle prisoners of 1840 whose standard prison diet would make any lent participant’s diet look like a luxury!


The Lilburne’s: They did it for Love

14th Feb, 2015

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.

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