Castles in Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is a bit short on castles, as you can see by the list below. Some former castles were adapted to life as family homes, so if you don't see a favourite castle listed here, try Historic Houses in Oxfordshire

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British History Quiz

Mary, Queen of Scots was moved here following the failure of the Babington Plot to free her from captivity in 1586


This Day in British History

18 March, 978

Murder of King Edward

The young King Edward, who had only been on the throne for 3 years, was murdered at Corfe Castle, Dorset, probably with the connivance of his step-mother. Edward, later canonized, was succeeded by his half-brother Ethelred, known to history by the unfortunate soubriquet, Ethelred the Unready

Monarch Mayhem

His nickname meant 'ill council'


Hook Norton (Self catering)
Hook Norton Barn, Hook Norton

Hook Norton Barn

A luxurious barn conversion, 1 mile from the village of Hook Norton, sleeping two people.
Sleeps 2

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Oxford (Self catering)
Wroxton House, Oxford

Wroxton House

This detached 1930's house is situated within easy reach of Oxford and sleeps six people in four bedrooms.
Sleeps 6

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Kingham (Hotel)
Mill House Hotel

Mill House Hotel

The Mill House Hotel is the leading independent family owned country house hotel in the heart of the Cotswolds. This superbly converted stone mill house dating back to the Domesday … more >>

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Bicester (Hotel)
The Manor Country House Hotel

The Manor Country House Hotel

Set on the edge of the Cotswolds just outside the historic market town of Bicester and 5 minutes from Bicester Shopping Village. This historic country house hotel offers luxury … more >>

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