The guided tour lasts approx. 50 minutes. After your tour, you will be inducted into the castle’s prison and wider site where you will be able to explore at your own leisure.
Tours run every 25 minutes. With the first tour starting at 10 am and the last tour at 4:40 pm.
Yes – admission to the castle is by guided tour only.
Tours are conducted in English however if you speak French, German, Italian or Spanish we offer translation sheets.
Yes we do! If you are bringing 15 people or more you are entitled to a group discount – visit our groups page for more information.
Regrettably, due to the historic nature of the building not all areas of the attraction are accessible by wheelchair:
Please see our Access Information page for further information.
Visitors under 5 years of age will not be permitted access to St George’s Tower due to health and safety regulations.
St George’s Tower has 101 steps on a steep, narrow and winding staircase. Visitors unable to climb St. George’s Tower may wait at the bottom of the tower in the seating area. A short film will be put on to show you the views and stories you may have missed. You will then be able to rejoin your group and continue with your tour throughout the castle.
Yes, registered Guide Dogs are allowed. No other dogs can be admitted to the castle or on the mound.
No parking is available on site.
We recommend using one of 5 Oxford Park and Rides which have frequent bus links into the city centre. Seacourt Park and Ride is the closest to the city, however, as that can often get busy (especially on weekends), Redbridge Park and Ride is our preferred car park.
Car parks can be found at Oxpens, Worcester Street, Gloucester Green and Westgate Shopping Centre. All are a short walking distance from Oxford Castle.
Coach parking is available at Redbridge Park and Ride.
For more details and a map of Oxford’s car parks please visit the Oxford City Council website.