10th May 2017
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword receives its UK premiere in London’s Leicester Square this evening. But where did the legends of King Arthur really begin? Geoffrey of Monmouth is known to be the first to write down the legends of King Arthur and he did so right here at Oxford Castle!
20th April 2017
This Sunday, we celebrate St George’s Day. St George’s day was celebrated in St George’s Crypt up until the closure of Oxford Prison in 1996. Tour guide and former Oxford police detective Paul Kyberd recounts his memories of past St. George’s Day celebrations.
30th March 2017
Here is the second in our ‘On The Record’ blog series with one of our tour guides Paul Kyberd, a former Oxfordshire Constabulary Police Detective. In his blog series, he’ll be sharing stories of his experiences in the police force and his many visits to HMP Oxford Castle during his career. Check out Paul’s introductory blog post to find out more about his policing past. In this post, Paul shares the history of the last Oxford Prison execution…
27th March 2017
Oxford Shakespeare Festival will once again grace the Oxford Castle summer theatre stage in 2017, with four of the Bard’s most well known and loved productions brought to life in the historic castleyard.
25th March 2017
We’ve switched off for Earth Hour!
17th March 2017
Paul Kyberd, one of our fantastic tour guides, has a much longer association with the castle prison than just his work with the visitor attraction. Paul worked for over 30 years for the police and has a variety of interesting and captivating tales about his time in the police force and his many dealings with HMP Oxford Castle…
8th March 2017
For International Women’s Day, we are honouring the strongest woman in Oxford Castle’s history: Empress Matilda.
6th February 2017
With so much emphasis placed upon Valentines Day across the world, it prompts the question: why?
18th January 2017
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”.
3rd January 2017
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!