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Presenting Tomahawk Theatre

Presenting Tomahawk Theatre

Oxford Shakespeare Festival has returned to our castleyard, with four fantastic productions presented over eight weeks throughout the summer. Alex Nicholls who runs Tomahawk Theatre sat down with us to discuss his production of Much Ado About Nothing which is on now until 16th July.

48 Hours in Oxford – Part 1

48 Hours in Oxford – Part 1

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…

Top 5 Half Term Family Events

Top 5 Half Term Family Events

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…

Top 5 Prisons Open to Visitors

Top 5 Prisons Open to Visitors

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. We’ve rounded up the top five for you to explore next…

Top Ten Prison Escapes of all Time

Top Ten Prison Escapes of all Time

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.

Diet of an Oxford Castle Prisoner

Diet of an Oxford Castle Prisoner

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

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.