Oxford Castle

Local nameOxford Castle
LocationOxford, UK

Oxford Castle is a large, partly ruined Norman medieval castle on the western side of central Oxford in Oxfordshire, England. Most of the original moated, wooden motte and bailey castle was replaced in stone in the late 12th or early 13th century and the castle played an important role in the conflict of the Anarchy. In the 14th century the military value of the castle diminished and the site became used primarily for county administration and as a prison. The surviving rectangular St George's Tower is now believed to pre-date the remainder of the castle and be a watch tower associated with the original Saxon west gate of the city.

Most of the castle was destroyed in the English Civil War and by the 18th century the remaining buildings had become Oxford's local prison. A new prison complex was built on the site from 1785 onwards and expanded in 1876; this became HM Prison Oxford.

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Oxford Castle and Prison: Guided Tour from 17 USD

Opening hours

Open daily: 10 a.m. - 4:20 p.m. (last tour)
Closed: Dec 24 - 26


Adult: £10.75
Student, senior (60+): £9
Child (5-15): £7.50
Child under 5: free

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_Castle

Official website http://www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk/

Twitter https://twitter.com/oxfordcastle

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Oxfordcastle.Unlocked

Email info@oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk

Phone +44 1865 260666

Address 44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford, OX1 1AY, UK

Coordinates 51°45'11.465" N -1°15'56.218" E

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