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Lantern Led Tours

Lantern tours

Oxford’s most historic site will take on a festive feel from the 1st December when every tour at Oxford Castle & Prison will be led by a guide holding a candlelit lantern.

Listen to the great tales of Empress Matilda, the Queen of England that never was and her royal battle fought at Oxford Castle. Climb the 101 steps to the top of St George’s Tower and take in the festive landscape of the city beneath, before descending into the underground crypt of the chapel while the flicker of candlelight accompanies the tales from your tour guide.

Lantern Led tours will run daily from 10 am until 4:20 pm, starting on December 1st until December 31st at Oxford Castle & Prison and prices start from £8.50 per child and £12.50 per adult.

Following your tour, pop into the next-door Courtyard Café and show your tour receipt to get £1 off a hot drink. *



*only one drink per party