Group Visits

Oxford Castle

We welcome visits from all groups, and are pleased to offer the following benefits for pre-booked groups of 15 or more people:

  • Discounted admission prices
  • Priority admission
  • Free familiarisation visits for group organisers
  • One adult admitted free with every ten children or students
  • On-site coach drop-off / pick up
  • Castleyard Café, toilets and Gift Shop
  • Private tours, allow 90 minutes
  • Tours run daily up to every 20 minutes
  • Translation sheets available
  • Priority admission
  • FREE ticket for group leader & coach driver
  • FREE hot drink for group leader & coach driver

oxford_castle-awalmsley-may2015-011Oxford Castle & Prison Tour

CLIMB the Saxon St George’s Tower, one of the oldest buildings in Oxford, and enjoy its stunning 360° panoramic views over the historic city of Oxford.
DESCEND deep underground into the dark atmosphere of the 900-year-old crypt, the only surviving remains of St. George’s Chapel.
EXPLORE the austere confines of the 18th-century Debtors’ Tower and Prison D-Wing.
SCALE the Mound of the 11th-century motte-and-bailey castle.

*Prices from February 1st 2018 are:

 Adult  £9.40
 Child (5-15)  £6.55
 Senior Citizen / Student  £7.85
 UK School & Workshop  £7.50
* Group discounts may be restricted over certain periods. Please call for further information.

Oxford Castle & Prison Outside Tour

Oxford Castle

Groups can explore Oxford Castle & Prison from a different perspective on an Outdoor Walking Tour. Embark on a journey of discovery with a costumed character guide; glimpse the hidden secrets of the site in the ancient underground well chamber; climb the castle mound to enjoy stunning views of the dreaming spires, and learn more about the incredible castle buildings and their role in over 1,000-years of Oxford’s past.

 Adult  £7.75
 Child (5-15)  £5.20
 Senior Citizen / Student  £6.30

Open Air Theatre – The Oxford Shakespeare Festival 2018

The Oxford Shakespeare Festival will once again grace the Oxford Castle summer theatre stage in 2018, with four of the Bard’s most well known and loved productions brought to life in the historic castleyard. Following the success of 2017’s festival, attended by over 4,000 people, 2018 promises eight weeks of entertainment from three of Oxford’s most talented theatre companies.

Castle Courtyard

Othello and Much Ado About Nothing
18th June – 30th June, BMH Productions

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2nd July – 28th July,  Tomahawk Theatre

Romeo & Juliet
30th July – 11th August, Siege Theatre

Group Rate: £13.50

For more information please contact our bookings team on 01904 261262.


More Information about Group Visits

If you would like to pair us with a cruise on the river Thames, with a Bus Tour or with a walking Tour of the city of Oxford, have a look at our Group Packages.

If you are looking for some inspiration on your planning, have a look at our Group Itineraries.

You can download our full rates and information here. Please call us on 01904 261262, or email us at to make a booking.