Oxford Castle

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Oxford Castle is a medieval castle situated in Oxford, England. The castle dates back to the Norman times, it was built in stone in the 12th and 13th century and was involved in the conflict of the Anarchy in the 14th century. After the conflict, its military value diminished and it was turned into a prison. The castle was partly destroyed during the English Civil War in the 17th century, the remaining buildings were used as a prison until 1996, it is now mainly used as a hotel. The remaining parts of the castle are Grade I listed buildings.

Getting there

The castle is situated in the city centre. It is a 10-minute walk away from ‘Oxford’ train station. The 1 and 5 buses stop close to the castle at the ‘Westgate’ stop.

Opening Times and Admission

The castle is open for the public to tour, the tour takes people around the castle and parts of the old prison. Tours run daily from 10am-4pm. Admission is set at £11.50 for adults and £7.95 for children.

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