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Oxford Castle Unlocked: For the first time in 1000 years, the secrets of Oxford Castle have been Unlocked revealing episodes of violence, executions, great escapes, betrayal and even romance. Walk through these ancient buildings and experience the stories that connect the real people to these extraordinary events.

The walled site has been used as a place of incarceration since 1071, continuing until the closure of HM Prison in 1996. The old buildings have been preserved and are now open to the public revealing a time capsule - allowing the buildings to tell their story.

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Oxford Castle Ghost Fest

England's premier ghost festival returns from Friday 16th October until 31st October at Oxford Castle Unlocked, thought to be one of the most haunted buildings in the country. Throughout its dark and foreboding history, the Castle has served time as a centre of justice and as the County Gaol.

Ghostfest sets out to uncover the dark secrets that lie within the grounds of Oxford Castle including a Halloween special of 'In Extremis' - an amazing ghost hunting experiment. Are you brave enough to join in?

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Oxford is connected to London, the M25 and the Midlands by the M40, and the Oxford ring road provides direct access to Southampton, Portsmouth and Bristol via the A34.


Regular coach links run daily from central London (100min), Heathrow (80min) and Gatwick (120min) airports.


Oxford rail station has regular links to London (60min) and all major UK cities.


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Address: 44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1AY, UK
Phone: +44 1865 260666
Email: info@oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk

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