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Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails

Address: Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1, England
Phone Number: +44 7941 041811
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Ranked #4 of 74 Activities in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ghost & vampire tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: NOT just any old Oxford ghost tour - BILL SPECTRE cordially invites you to join him on his AWARD...
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Type: Ghost & vampire tours, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Owner description: 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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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Our party of four came along to the ghost tour on a very rainy Boxing Day. Despite there only being the four of us, Bill carried on with the show as though he were performing to hundreds! It was great fun, informative, spooky, funny and with a lot of surprises that had us puzzled for hours in the pub afterwards.... More 

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Bill Spectre's Ghost Tour is highly ranked on Tripadvisor for a reason - it's a great way to spend an evening in Oxford. Part walking tour, part comedy, part magic show: Bill's Ghost Tour is nothing but entertaining. He cleverly mixes genuinely eerie stories of the buildings you see on the walk with slight-of-hand magic and continual humour. My fiance... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to leave such a wonderful review! I’m not supposed to have any signs in central Oxford and rely heavily on word of mouth and TripAdvisor in particular to spread the word, your help is invaluable! Ghost trails are the only tours I do and I like to consider them as street theatre,... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

As residents of Oxford, we felt that this would be a fun tour to take friends on but we wouldn't be overly impressed ourselves. How wrong we were! It was amazing. Very funny and interesting whether or not you're into ghosts and things that go bump in the night. Brilliant British humour too. Would certainly recommend to tourist, student and... More 

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Gavle, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

We decided to take the tour after seeing it at the Tourist Information. We did not regret it even if it was a cold and damp January evening. Mr Spectre kept the spirt up with stories about the "real" Oxford. This is a great tour showing a different part of Oxford and the Colleges. We recommend it to any one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Loved it thanks bill, and the kids! Very informative and expertly narrated. We will go in the evening next time!

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

very informative with lots of facts about ancient Oxford. Bill is a great oratator with lots of surprises along the way. Would be good for all ages.

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Oxford, Royaume-uni
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This was tonight my 4th tour will Bill Spectre and I am sure, it is not the last one...! Bill Spectre is just amazing ! Funny ! He is full of humour, full of energy, and very knowledgeable about the ghost stories in Oxford... It is always a pleasure at the end of the week to come along this tour... More 

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Wickford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A great evening. Phil Spectre was amazing, so funny with loads of 'facts'. We walked through Oxford down some spooky alleys whist Phil told us of the ghostly tales. It is really enjoyable and can recommend it to people of all ages.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

By the time we found the entrance to the castle - where the walk convenes - he'd already started. But we hadn't missed much, and as there's a second starting place on the main road, we had an opportunity to pay. (Nuts!) In Victorian costume (and carrying a bell), he led us through the streets, telling tales as he went,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I would recommend everyone to go on this walk amazing facts a frightening story's! Brilliant for all young and old! Amazing bill is brilliant and funny all in all a good night out well worth it! Go for it!

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