Oxford Castle has been a place of incarceration since 1071, continuing until the closure of Her Majesty’s Prison Oxford in 1996. Today, visitors can learn about the real people and events from the site’s turbulent past through fascinating displays and re-enactments.
Other highlights include the chance to climb the Saxon St. George’s Tower, Oxford’s oldest building, and enjoy its stunning 360-degree views. Afterwards, descend deep underground into the 900-year-old crypt. Other areas to explore include the confines of the 18th-century Debtors’ Tower and the 11th-century motte-and-bailey castle. Guided tours and numerous fun themed events are available.