Oxford Castle Unlocked has announced a ten per cent discount for groups of 15 or more to celebrate ten years of delivering guided tours to its visitors.

Debtor’s Tower exhibition

Debtor’s Tower exhibition at Oxford Castle.

Groups booking for May or June will receive the discount upon quoting ANNIVERSARY to the dedicated group bookings team.

Oxford Castle began as a Saxon gate to the city of Oxford 1,000 years ago, before becoming a Norman stronghold and then finally spending 800 years as a place of incarceration.

At the castle, groups can take a 40-minute guided tour where they can discover the origins of Oxford and the role the castle played in developing the city.

Visitors can explore the Saxon stone-built St. George’s Tower, the 900 year old crypt, the preserved prison wing and the archaic man-made mound, which offers views of the city.

Groups also have the chance to learn about the people and events from the castle’s past. These include the first Oxford teachings, the owners, visionaries, activists and inmates and people such as Marshall William Smith – the King’s prison keeper and Anne Green, who survived her own hanging and narrowly escaped being anatomised by an Oxford medical student in 1650.

Groups can take advantage of benefits such as a free familiarisation visit, free admission for the group organiser and coach driver and pre-bookable catering.

Joint tickets are also available with other nearby attractions such as a Salters Steamers Thames cruise, City Sightseeing bus tour, a walking tour or a Bill Spectre ghost trail.

The ghost trails depart from Oxford Castle Unlocked and take visitors on a journey around the streets of the city as they learn about Oxford’s past, led by a costumed guide.

The ten per cent discount is available for groups of fifteen or more and only applies to a standard inside tour ticket.

For more information visit www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk.