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Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails

Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1, England
+44 7941 041811
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Ranked #4 of 49 Activities in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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.... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We saw Bill Spectre at Woodstock where he gave a really informative tour of the village but also related some interesting stories about past characters from the village who have lived there. He also had some magic tricks up his sleeve which still have us intrigued today. He made the whole experience really enjoyable and fun. He got all the... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

My sis-in-law was celebrating her 50th birthday and asked for 'experiences' during the month of September. We did the normal things - meals out, a Spa day, trip to London etc, but were running out of ideas, then we heard of 'Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails' and thought it would be a bit different to take Helen on such an evening.... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A great performance and fantastic stories with an interesting/informative angle on Oxford's history...it was also very funny and had a few surprises too! Perfect way to spend an evening in Oxford, I highly recommend.

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

Thank you so much Danielle for taking the trouble to write your review. I rely a lot upon word of mouth for my advertising so your help is greatly appreciated! Thanks for being such fun and entering into the spirit of the evening. Have a spookily good Halloween and I hope we get to meet again one day. More

Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A wonderful evening with friends listening to Bill's tales and seeing the magical buildings of Oxford. Would recommend for all ages except perhaps the under 5s due to the nature of some of the 'experiences'. Bill is a great storyteller and keeps his audience amused and attentive ( a great feat with 15 foreign students who didn't fully understand what... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Really great fun, Bill is charming and a great storyteller. I'd recommend it to anyone visiting Oxford.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed the Bill Spectre Ghost Tour of Oxford tonight. Very informative and excellent story telling skills. Loved every minute of it.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I attended this Ghost Trail with some friends. I have been on one before in the City of York and although that was good, Bill Spectres was even better! Wonderful acting from Bill, who held peoples attention with his most amusing way of telling tails of the city and its inhabitants of the past. He performed a few little fun... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We met some friends in Oxford yesterday, and saw this advertised. We decided to try it. We were very pleasantly surprised. It gives an added insight into another aspect of Oxford. Light hearted, and yet very atmospheric in places. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Our daughter 11yrs enjoyed it too. Bill is appropriately dressed for the tour, and gives a very... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It's become somewhat of a tradition of ours to do ghost tours when visiting cities, and when in Oxford we chose Bill Spectre's, and I'm very glad we did. Bill is theatrical, and makes the entire experience enjoyable. There was a good balance of history and ghost stories, delivered with passion and accompanied by some good effects. Thoroughly enjoyed this... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Was excited to do a walking ghost tour, hoping to hear all about ghostly goings on of Oxford having just done a fabulous one in Lincoln. However, I was left bitterly disappointed by this experience. I leant of only one ghostly occurrence but did learn lots of short cuts around Oxford and magic tricks. I could maybe understand the magic... More

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

Thanks for taking the trouble to write your review. Sorry you were disappointed with my ghost trail. I was surprised you only heard one ghostly story, as I tell a different one at nearly every stop. The trail is designed to be spooky entertaining fun for all ages and as Oxford is visited by many tourists who don’t have English... More

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