PR and Media Centre

PR Requests

Rosie Walsh
Sales & Marketing Manager
E. info@oxfordcastleandprison.co.uk

Press Pack

Please note that our Press Pack is currently being updated. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Press Releases

Please check out our press images on our Dropbox gallery – these images are strictly for press use only. If there is a specific type of shot you are looking for which you can’t see or you require a higher resolution image, please email us and we will do our best to find something suitable in our image files.

Press Visits

We welcome journalists for complimentary entry into Oxford Castle & Prison. Please us by emailing info@oxfordcastleandprison.co.uk to arrange the date and time of your visit. Subject to availability and Covid-19 restrictions.

Filming and Photography

All filming and photography requests should be made with plenty of notice. We welcome such requests and are open to working with camera crews on a variety of projects. Email us at info@oxfordcastleandprison.co.uk with details of your project to discuss further.

About Oxford Castle & Prison

Oxford Castle & Prison opened on 2 June 2006 and gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the real people who lived and died throughout the site’s 1000-year-old turbulent past. The site has been used as a place of incarceration since 1071, continuing until the closure of HM Prison Oxford in 1996. The old buildings have been preserved and are now open to the public revealing a time capsule – allowing the buildings to tell their story.

The guardians of this important historic site, The Oxford Preservation Trust were awarded a £3.8 million grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore the castle and site buildings. The post of Learning and Access Officer for Oxford Castle & Prison is funded by Oxfordshire County Council.

Oxford Castle & Prison is operated by Continuum Attractions.

About Continuum  Attractions

Continuum Attractions lead the way in creating immersive and cultural heritage experiences that engage visitors with fascinating stories, brought to life in unforgettable and imaginative ways.

As well as Oxford Castle & Prison, Continuum runs a number of other award-winning visitor attractions, including:

Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth
Soaring 170 metres above Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, the Spinnaker Tower has established itself as a national icon for Britain. Britain’s best viewing tower stands proud over one of the most fascinating seascapes in the world, offering amazing 350º panoramic views of Portsmouth Harbour, the South coast and the Isle of Wight, stretching out for up to 23 miles. Three viewing decks offer a glass floor where visitors can dare to ‘walk on air,’ The Clouds café and the Sky Deck – open to the elements, where visitors can feel the wind in their hair.

The Real Mary King’s Close, Edinburgh
Beneath the Royal Mile lies Edinburgh’s deepest secret – a warren of hidden closes where real people lived, worked and died in bygone centuries.

York’s Chocolate Story, York
Take a mouth-watering journey through the story of chocolate and confectionery in York. See chocolate come to life, hear generations of chocolate secrets, explore from bean to bar and taste your way through York’s sweet story.

Emmerdale Village Tour, Leeds
Visit the live working TV set located within the Harewood Estate in Leeds, that has played witness to many a spectacle, open for limited weekends in the summer months.  Saunter past the familiar haunts of Bob’s Café, The Woolpack, the Village Church and rows of stone cottages known as home for over 43 years to your favourite Emmerdale characters.  On this outside walking tour our guides will share secrets, stories and reveal fascinating facts behind the making of the multi award-winning ITV soap.

GreenWood Family Park, North Wales
GreenWood Family Park is a eco-friendly family fun park at Y Felinheli in Gwynedd, Wales. The park was opened by Stephen and Andrea Bristow in 1993 and attracts around 150,000 visitors a year.

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