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What happens when prisons unlock their gates

Advantages: Great array of tour guides to lure you back, plenty of amenities, an enthralling history
Disadvantages: Limited area to explore, a little expensive, not ideal for wheelchair users, 101 steps

Oxford city is renowned for many attractions such as…oh…anything to do with the university and its colleges…but if you’re looking for something a bit quirky for the whole (able-bodied and not too small) family then you could give “Oxford Castle Unlocked” ...

Mildew82 03.09.2014 · Read full review
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The Prison that thinks it's a Castle

Advantages: Your chance to go to prison - and get out!
Disadvantages: Could maybe do with a few more activities

I had a day to kill with my easily bored 4 year old son, so I had the idea of taking him to the newly opened Oxford Castle\Prison tourist attraction Unlocked. And it wasn't at all bad - both my idea and the attraction itself. To start with, let's call ...

thegashman 11.07.2006 · Read full review
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Oxford Castle Unlocked - NOT VALUE FOR MONEY

Advantages: Can't think of any
Disadvantages: £7.25 to see very little

The price now is £7.25. It is way too expensive for what it is. I felt really robbed! The guide was completely ignorant of English history and how it fits in with the castle (tower). It was painful! It was raining so the top of the tower was closed. The m ...

George69w 01.06.2007 · Read full review
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So Many Books, So Little Time...

Advantages: Great visit for anyone who loves books and history, Excellent guide, Money supports the library
Disadvantages: Limited tour availability, Limited visitor facilities, Not suitable for younger children

"I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library" ~ Jorge Luis Borges I am a bibliophile. I am married to another bibliophile. We are the sort of people who think that decorating consists mainly of arranging our furniture so that we c ...

Collingwood21 11.12.2010 · Read full review
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The Bod

Advantages: Fascinating insight into the history of the library, good value tours
Disadvantages: Could be a bit dry for some

The Bodleian Library in Oxford is one of the oldest in Britain, and is the second largest after the British Library in London. The complex is based around the Old Schools Quadrangle of which there are several entrances. The ticket office entrance is on Ca ...

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