Oxford Castle

Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford Castle

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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.

Opening times

Monday10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Tuesday10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Thursday10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Friday10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sunday10:00 AM – 5:30 PM