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Medieval Oxford - Walking Tour

Go back in time to explore Oxford's origins as a medieval town.

  • From 5 British pounds
  • Meet in front of the Oxford Castle

Tour Description

Join us on a tour that delves into medieval Oxford, uncovering the complexity of life in the past, while debunking the many myths of 'medieval' times. Why is being ‘medieval’ seen as an insult? Why are we fascinated with the idea of 'horrible histories'? Modern media has fostered the stereotype that people in the Middle Ages were uniquely backwards, superstitious, violent, and dirty. This tour will explore long-lasting similarities with how people acted centuries ago, while discussing how historic tensions echo in the modern era. Tour recommended for children aged 10 and above. *Tour Itinerary:* 1. Oxford Castle & Prison 2. Castle Mill Stream 3. Old Greyfriars Street 4. Brewer Street 5. Christ Church 6. Oriel College, Oriel Square 7. St. Michael at the North Gate Please note tour itinerary may vary depending on time and guide. ACCESSIBILITY: - Wheelchair accessible, but please note some mildly uneven pavement and crowding in the city centre. - Distance walked is less than one mile. - There are moments for sitting/leaning against walls throughout this tour, and toilets are available if required. - We do not have microphones or other amplifying audio equipment but strive to accommodate diverse needs to the best of our ability. Please let us know of any accommodations required when you register.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule a tour, please contact us 24 hours in advance. Sometimes we take photographs on our tours for promotional purposes, for use on our website or social media pages. By booking with us, it is assumed that you consent to being photographed while participating in this activity. We always endeavor to avoid taking any images with faces visible. Your consent can be withdrawn at anytime before or after the activity, by emailing us directly.

Contact Details

Uncomfortable Oxford Walking Tours, Little Clarendon Street, Oxford, United Kingdom

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