Oxford Castle & Prison - Oxford Castle and Prison, Saturday 10th September, 10.00 - 17.00
Step Inside and do 1000 years of time! Experience the rich history of Oxford and the Castle. Climb the Saxon St George's Tower, descend to the Norman Crypt and explore the original cells.
When William the Conqueror invaded England and won the Battle of Hastings in 1066, Oxford Castle was marked by the Normans as the ideal place for a motte-and-bailey castle. Over time, our site transformed from a castle into a prison. Today, after one millennium, Oxford Castle & Prison is one the most unique treasures of our city. Come along and explore!
Stone carving event: 09.00-17.00
Come along and watch expert stone carvers at work, including Alex Wenham, award-winning stone carver based in Oxford, who created art for St Paul’s cathedral, the Houses of Parliament and many Oxford Colleges
Climb the mound for free! 10.00-17:00
Climb the mound of the 11th century motte-and-bailey castle with its 13th century well chamber. The view from the top is fabulous!
Free tours of Oxford Castle & Prison 10.00-13.00
tours every 20 mins beginning at 10am with last tour at 1pm on a first come first served basis.