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Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails

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Address: Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1, England
Phone Number: +44 7941 041811
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Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Description: NOT just any old Oxford ghost tour - BILL SPECTRE cordially invites you to...
NOT just any old Oxford ghost tour - BILL SPECTRE cordially invites you to join him on his AWARD WINNING THEATRICAL TOUR of Oxford's ghosts. Illustrated with props and illusions your costumed guide will entertain and horrify you through the streets of one of the most historical and haunted cities in Britain. On Fridays and Saturdays meet him outside the gift shop of Oxford Castle Unlocked at 6.30pm, or directly outside The Visitor Information Centre on Broad Street at 6.55pm. Group bookings at other times available in Oxford, Burford, Woodstock and Stratford on Avon.
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Great fun, highlight of our Oxford stay!

We did the Friday evening tour which we thoroughly enjoyed. Very tongue in cheek, appealed to our sense of humour enormously. If you want a bit of fun take this tour, well worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We did the Friday evening tour which we thoroughly enjoyed. Very tongue in cheek, appealed to our sense of humour enormously. If you want a bit of fun take this tour, well worth the £8 and highly entertaining.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We've enjoyed it a lot. It came quite a surprise that Bill Spectre is a professional actor, which is rare on such tours. He plays many voices and engages audience to relax and enjoy the experience. His tour is very cosy and opens Oxford even for those who live here. Props too came quite unusual and brought lots of laughter.... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I took a party of 22 to join Bill on his ghost trail, as we were raising charity donations for Maggie's cancer care centre at the Churchill Hospital Oxford. It was a brilliant night, as it was dark and slightly chilly which gave the tour a good atmosphere. Everybody enjoyed the evening, as Bill gave it his all with ghost... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed this. I found it informative but also entertaining. Bill really captured my imagination and had me completely hooked on his every word. I found it also a lovely tour of Oxford, and allowed me to see the sights with a guide, and to get to know the gruesome history of Oxford.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Went on bill spectres ghost walk last night....thoroughly enjoyed it...kept our 16 year old daughter smiling and entertained which is no mean feat lol...bill is an excellent story teller and we got to see a lot more of oxfords sights than we epuld have on our own....woirld highly recommend this for all ages.:-)

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This walking tour was not what we expected at all. It was one man who, admittedly was good at performing his lines, but spent the whole hour telling pretty standard ghost stories in a "scary" voice. Everytime he pulled out a "special effect" to illustrate the story it ended up just being a joke. We expected to be genuinely frightened... More 

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ghostlybill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the trouble to write your review. I’m disappointed you didn’t enjoy the trail, I have done my best to make it appealing and entertaining to as wide an age group as possible. The style in which the trail is performed is I had hoped, made very clear by looking at my publicity, the video on my website,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Good fun walking through oxfords darker side at night with horror story's and comedy mixed together made a great finish to our visit. Worth every penny

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The selfcalled "Primark version of Darren Brown" was very good value for money. Clever, surprising, funny and scary. We loved it!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I'm sort of a horror junkie and whatever city I visit, I like to take these tours. I must say Bill's has been my all time favorite. I went on the tour with a group of 15-20 other people and Bill managed to keep us all interested and laughing throughout the tour. He's lovely, he really is, he involves his... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Good story's, history and overall a great night he kept your interest the whole time and really welcoming.

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