Oxford Prison History

Oxford Prison Hotel is set within the recently redeveloped Oxford Castle complex. The complex was opened in 2006 after being awarded a £3.8 million grant from the National Lottery Heritage fund to pay for the extensive restoration work.

Oxford Castle, a classic motte and bailey castle, is one of the countries oldest castles dating back to 1071, being an active prison until 1996. 

The redevelopment has carefully persevered the original features, utilizing them in the hotel, yet at the same time making it accessible for everyone to enjoy and share.

For further information, feel free to download Oxford Castle heritage brochure, with kind thanks to SEDA - South East Development Agency for its production.


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