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 costumed tour guides.


  • Discounted admission prices on pre-booked groups of 15 or more
  • FREE adult admitted with every 10 students
  • Translation sheets available
  • Tours run frequently during the day

Activity Options

Inside Guided Tour

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 costumed tour guide who can cater to your group’s interest and level of English comprehension.

Outside Guided Tour

Join 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. Email us to find out more and book your group.


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

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot offer our group rates during peak periods.

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