Castles in Oxfordshire

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A visit to a castle — whether you stumble over one during a hike outdoors or walk your way around the grounds with a guide — is always something special, and you’ve got 8 beautiful castles to choose from in Oxfordshire. Just browse our list to find your top castle , and add some history to your next adventure!

The top 8 castles in Oxfordshire

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    1

    Minster Lovell Hall.

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    Minster Lovell Hall is a ruin in Minster Lovell, an English village in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. The ruins are situated by the River Windrush.
    Minster Lovell Hall was built by …

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    2

    Wallingford Castle Gardens is a wonderful place to stroll around. With colourful gardens, a wildlife area, and ruins of one of the most important castles in Britain to explore, the …

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    3

    Here the motte towers above you while the inner moat lies below. Beyond (now on the other side of Castle Lane with its fine brick walls) lies the middle bailey …

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    4

    Wallingford Castle Moats

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    It is likely that somewhere here the castle moats were originally controlled by sluices which could be emptied into the low-lying meadow area. In the 1800’s, the Victorians created this …

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    D'Oilly's castle followed the traditional Norman motte and bailey design, with a high conical mound topped by a timber keep, set within a bailey, or enclosure, which housed secondary buildings …

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    This fragment may be the remains of a castle building. It stands on what was the
    edge of the inner bailey, the bustling central courtyard of the castle. The Norman …

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    Wallingford Castle Meadows covers some 16.6 hectares on the banks of the River Thames in Wallingford. The meadows contain the site of Wallingford Castle which has a long and complex …

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    8

    Segsbury Camp

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    Segsbury Camp is an Iron Age hill fort in the Vale of White Horse. You can explore extensive and well-preserved ramparts and gateways in the fort. Historians believe this site …

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