Oxford Castle was built by William the Conqueror in 1071 and was later turned into a Victorian prison before becoming the luxury boutique hotel that it is today, and it is believed to be one of the most haunted buildings in the United Kingdom. Mary Blandy was hanged at this castle in 1752 after poisoning her father with arsenic and her spirit is said to still wander around its premises. During the Victorian period when it served as a prison, the castle housed some of Britain's most notorious criminals and the barred windows and dungeons are just some of the reminders. Guests have reported seeing ghosts of prisoners, white-robed monks, as well as a mysterious white mist and spooky footsteps.
Mercure Oxford Hawkwell House Hotel Hotel in Oxford
Hotel for Honeymoon
This charming and utterly romantic hotel features a Honeymoon Suite surrounded by the hotel's beautiful garden and green lawn. The suite has its own separate entrance and is equipped with all the necessary amenities, luxurious linen, an ensuite bathroom with a walk-in shower and the most romantic and relaxing atmosphere, making it ideal for the most memorable and unique honeymoon getaway in Oxford.
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