A murder mystery evening at the Oxford Castle visitor attraction
At the request of The Warden, guests are invited to enjoy a delicious two-course meal while helping to solve a most serious murder.
A spokesman for the visitor attraction off New Road said: “Inspired by the grueling events at the prison, the evening will start quietly with welcome drinks in the candlelit crypt, and the chance to mingle with other guests. Then it’s time to solve the problem.” puzzle.
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“Following the clues, the newly appointed detectives will make their way through the prison and interrogate those they meet along the way, followed by a two-course meal served by the prisoners themselves, before the big reveal.”
Oxford Castle is the oldest secular building in Oxford, and later became a jail and county jail in Oxfordshire in the 17th century, complete with gallows.
The castle was used as a prison from the 13th century before becoming an official prison in the 17th century.
It received the name HM Prison Oxford in prison reforms in 1888 and closed in 1996.
With many high-profile inmates, including murderers and dangerous criminals, the prison provides a strange and unforgettable place to enjoy an evening of mystery, deception and murder.
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In 2006, the Queen visited to officially open the refurbished Oxford Castle complex.
The site includes the Malmaison Oxford Hotel, in a converted former Oxford prison, and other popular attractions including the Mound, Oxford Castle, prison and restaurants.
Tickets cost £75 and include a two-course meal. For more information, or to book, visit:
For more information, visit oxfordcastleandprison.co.uk/events/event/victorian-murder-mystery-dinner/
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