Oxford Castle & Prison

Explore the 1,000 year history of Oxford Castle and Prison. Step back in time with costumed guided tours and hear fascinating stories come to life. Learn the great tales of Empress Matilda, the fate of Mary Blandy and step inside the padded jail cell.

Find gorgeous views atop of St. Georges' Tower and then descend into the atmospheric crypt of St. Georges’ Chapel. Here you can touch the stones where Oxford University was rumoured to begin and stand in the birthplace of Geofrey of Monmouths’ King Arthur. Wander the austere confines of the prisons’ D-Wing and debtors tower and learn about rhe prison's youngest inmates.

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