Language Schools

We are delighted to welcome groups from English Language schools.

Oxford Castle & Prison is the perfect addition to an itinerary for your Language School students with a selection of options to suit your requirements. Explore our 1,000-year-old castle prison conveniently located in the heart of Oxford City Centre to discover the birthplace of the university and the tales of murder, betrayal, escape and romance from one of our engaging character tour guides. With a price FREEZE for 2017, there is no better time to visit!


  • Oxford_Castle-AWalmsley-May2015-022 (1)Discounted admission rates on pre-booked groups of 15 or more
  • FREE adult admitted with every 10 students
  • Translation sheets available
  • Tours run daily, every 20 minutes
  • Priority admission for groups


Activity Options

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Climb the Saxon St. George’s Tower, delve underground into the 900-year-old Crypt, explore the prison wing and complete interactive activities including pulling the hangman’s lever! This one hour experience is led by a character tour guide who can cater to your group’s interest and level of English comprehension.



Outside Tour

Dreaming Spires View from Castle mound resizeJoin a tour guide to explore the castle buildings on a 30 minute Outside Tour including the punishment cells PLUS climb the ancient castle motte to enjoy an incredible view of the city’s famous dreaming spires.



Summer Theatre

An evening activity for your group. Oxford Shakespeare Festival returns to the Castle this summer, with four of the Bard’s most well known and loved productions brought to life in the historic castleyard. Surely, there is nothing better to showcase the English language to your students than at a Shakespeare production? 2017’s summer season promises eight weeks of entertainment from three of Oxford’s most talented theatre companies.

The line-up includes:
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Twelfth Night and The Tempest

19th June –  1st July (excluding Sundays)

Romeo and Juliet

3rd July – 29th July (excluding Sundays)


31st July – 12th August (excluding Sundays)


Catering packages and a walking tour are also available to add on to your theatre trip. Check our Group Visits page for prices and more information. Visit our Oxford Shakespeare Festival event page for more show details. To book and take advantage of your discounted group rates for theatre, please get in touch.



Check our Group Visits page for our pricing information. The price for your group is dependent on the age of your pupils. For any further queries or to book, please call us on 01904 261 262 or email us at


To make a booking

Please call us on 01904 261262, or email us at to make a booking. Alternatively, use our online Group Booking form and a member of our team will be in touch to confirm your booking.