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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

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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Absolutely hilariously excellent!

Did this walk on Saturday night and LOVED IT! Lots of audience participation and scary tales! Bill Spectre was scary, funny and enlightening and would definitely recommend this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Bracknell, United Kingdom

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Did this walk on Saturday night and LOVED IT! Lots of audience participation and scary tales! Bill Spectre was scary, funny and enlightening and would definitely recommend this walk to anyone and everyone. Be sure to wrap up REALLY warm as it's cold right now!

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Abingdon, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an excellent evening for a spooky walk around oxford. I have lived in oxford for sometime now and still I learnt something new. a great way to spend an hour or so in oxford, great value and Bill was very entertaining. if you haven't done this trail and would highly recommend it.

Thank traderJT
Didcot, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting walk around haunted places in Oxford, and getting to know the spooky stories behind them... made my time worth visiting Oxford!

Thank Bogar A
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a attraction for the hole family. It is the best attraction I went to in ages. A favourite around Oxfordshire. The best thing about it is that it isn't just one long ghost story about the area it is more than one story. Bill spectre also dose tricks like a flaming book an knife that doesn't heart. Charlie... More 

Thank LFT1
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this review

Hi Charlie, thank you so much for your great review. You and the rest of your Cub pack were really good fun and that makes everything better all round! Say a big Boo from me to the other cubs, hope you had a spookily good Christmas and we get to meet again one day. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Bill took a rowdy party of 22 people on the evening of 29th December 2015, mainly of the more mature age group. He could not have been more helpful and obliging in organising this from start to finish. It was a surprise event at the end of a birthday celebration and I cannot fault the experience. Without exception, our friends... More 

Thank 945mac007
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Really well done and really good fun. Bill is a true showman with loads of charisma and some very impressive tricks. Highly recommended as top notch evening entertainment.

Thank sammaclondon
Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

A thoroughly enjoyable evening with Bill Spectre on his fantastic ghost tour. Bill was thoroughly entertaining and the spooky stories from Oxford were very engaging. There is quite a bit of walking involved but never too far at any one time and Bill and his wife Jan were always keeping their eye on the group to make sure everyone was... More 

Thank EmilyR6725
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this review

Thank you so much Emily for your very generous review. As I don't have any signs in the centre of Oxford I rely almost entirely upon word of mouth and TripAdvisor to spread the word. Your help is invaluable! Have a fantastic Christmas and a spookily good New Year. More 

Juba, South Sudan
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

What a wonderful evening, lots and the City's dark secrets are spoken about in a light hearted way, Bill is a great guide make sure it's the man with the hat. Wrap up warm wear comfy shoes and have a great evening with Bill Spectre's Ghost Tour, great value and works up a good appetite. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

Thank Roger G
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

If you're a fan of city ghost tours, you have to do this one with Bill Spectre when you're in Oxford. Great entertainment alongside local knowledge and history with a few tricks thrown in along the way. Engaging and fun for both adults and children. Good value for money. Highly recommended

Thank Andrew H
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We invested in a private tour as we were in Oxford only mid week. The weather was cold and wet. Despite all of this, the tour was excellent and tailored to suit the kids. The stories were great; you know they have been told countless of times but it was done with honesty and true professionalism that it never felt... More 

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