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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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6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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Fri - Sat 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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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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Really great tour, thanks. We joined the group by the Tourist Information and it was still really worthwhile, even more entertaining than expected.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bill made everyone laugh with every story he told as he told jokes and used story telling props. If you want an entertaining ghost tour this is the one for you. I've been on another oxford ghost trail which was different in the way that the stories were more historical gruesome facts. But if you want ghost stories Bill's tour... More 

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

Thanks Robyn, good to meet you and I'm delighted you enjoyed the trail. I try not to be too gruesome as I feel we can all get enough of that on the news each night! Have an excellent 2017. More 

London
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really great tour, thanks. We joined the group by the Tourist Information and it was still really worthwhile, even more entertaining than expected.

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Thank lab32London
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, a great help and always fun when I have like minded people on the tour! Have a great Christmas and New Year. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of fun with the family. We got to see some parts of the city we hadn't seen before. Bill's voice and humour made it something special. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks Bill!

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

Thanks Rob, always a joy for me when I have a lovely audience, I'd be lost without you. Have a fabulous Christmas! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly reviewed Ghost walk of streets of Oxford. Tour starts at castle entrance by Bill in Black Cloak and top hat. After collecting all the ticket money for about 40 people the tour started by Bill highlighted by his little lamp starts his tales.The script and props used throughout the walk around Back streets of Oxford most amusing and informative... More 

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

Thanks Amanda! You made for a fun audience that night despite the cold! Positive feedback is the best advert. Many thanks! More 

Lichfield
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an ideal choice for families with children. Bill Spectre is very entertaining and funny and very knowledgeable.

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

Thanks Rachel! Children are usually the keenest to volunteer, thank you for coming along and taking the trouble to write the review, I'd be sunk without positive feedback. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and my Cousin from Australia had a fantastic evening with Bill and his very animated overview of Oxfords spooky past. He kept it light and engaging - so pleased we picked him as he seems to really enjoy his work. Highly recommend - an hour and a half of great value

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

Thanks so much Garth for taking the trouble to write your review, a massive help! You've rumbled me, I do enjoy my work and I especially enjoy it when I'm lucky enough to have a fun audience. Many thanks again! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic way to spend a couple of hours in Oxford. The tour is so entertaining and informative. Bill makes the experience very enjoyable and this tour is a must for any friends and family visiting. The pace is just right and the tour is suitable for all ages!

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Thank techp73
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the review and I'm glad you enjoyed the trail. I love your photo of my disembodied head! Thanks again and have a spookily good Christmas. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the tour this evening, was thoroughly entertained by Bill for 2 hours, would recomment this ghost tour to anyone 👻

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

Thanks for coming on my trail, and an extra big thank you for taking the trouble to write your review, I'd be lost without positive feedback! More 

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a friend during Halloween. I am a huge fan of ghost tours and although I didn't find this one particularly spooky, I still enjoyed it thanks to Bill who is a very entertaining guide. He delivered his stories well and we really enjoyed our night.

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

Many thanks! Delighted you enjoyed the trail. Have a great Christmas. More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a great way to spend Halloween evening in an unfamiliar city. "Bill" clearly enjoys himself and why wouldn't he when he holds over 60 of us in the palm of his hand for almost 2 hours, entertaining us with a well-balanced mix of humour, magic and local knowledge. This would have been a great evening on any day, but... More 

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

Thanks a million for coming along on Halloween, I'm often wary on Halloween as it's important everyone feels committed to spooky fun. Thankfully you all were and made for a great audience. Thanks for taking the trouble to write your review, it's vital for my trail and mightily appreciated! More 

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