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Best Castles and Palaces In Oxford

We've rounded up the best castles and palaces in Oxford in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 15 Oxford castles and palaces to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including museums and art galleries. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the castles and palaces we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

Oxford Castle & Prison

  • Oxford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Travel back in time to Oxford Castle Unlocked: home to over 10 centuries of intrigue. This site is packed to the brim with history; where to start?!...

Blenheim Palace

  • Woodstock
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Dating back 300 years and packed full of games and play, Blenheim Palace is a World Heritage gem nestled in the rolling hills of Oxfordshire. Step do...

Broughton Castle

  • Banbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Broughton Castle is a handsome fort and moat manor house made somewhat more famous recently through it's recognisable roles in Wolf Hall, Shakespeare...

Highclere Castle

  • Newbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Highclere Castle is one of England's most beautiful Victorian Castles set and has a great backdrop too with 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland surro...

Berkhamsted Castle

  • Berkhamsted
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Berkhamsted Castle has opportunities for enjoyment for all ages. Pre-school children can run about safely in the bailey and play games. Older childre...

The Vyne

  • Basingstoke
  • Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The Vyne is a National Trust managed property with a house and gardens to explore plus a tearoom to enjoy but the children will want to visit for the...

Sudeley Castle5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Winchcombe
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Dig out those crowns and channel royalty at Sudeley Castle. Home to historic figures and incredible natural beauty, it’s a fabulous spot for a full d...

Windsor Castle

  • Windsor
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Calling all royalty - official or otherwise! Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest occupied castle in the world, the official residences of Her Ma...



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Odiham Castle4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Odiham
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Odiham Castle  is known locally as King John's Castle Odiham Castle is located within a tranquil site adjacent to the Basingstoke Canal. The flint ru...

Kenilworth Castle4.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Kenilworth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The vast medieval fortress of Kenilworth Castle is one of the largest historic visitor attractions in the West Midlands, and one of the most spectacu...

Warwick Castle4.6 out of 5 starstotal reviews(5)

  • Warwick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Warwick Castle welcomes all knights and princesses for a day of medieval adventures! Delve into the jaw-dropping history of the castle and discover m...

Hampton Court Palace

  • East Molesey
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Picture yourself as a member of the royal family at Hampton Court Palace. Wander around the impressive grounds and gaze upon the vast opulence of the...

Winchester Castle and Great Hall

  • Winchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Winchester Castle and Great Hall gives you and the kids a chance to visit one of the finest remaining medieval halls, which contains a replica of Kin...

Kensington Palace

  • Kensington
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Consider yourself royalty on a day out at Kensington Palace. It’s got everything your little aristocrats could need - exploration trails, ornamental...

Alexandra Palace

  • London
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

The iconic Alexandra Palace has everything you and the kids need for a fun family day out. There’s lots of history to discover (including the birthpl...

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