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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
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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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Bill Spectre's ghost trail tour

Went along with my 12 year old son. Both of us born and bred in Oxford and we both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Bill is brilliant and entertaining. Kept the audience... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Went along with my 12 year old son. Both of us born and bred in Oxford and we both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Bill is brilliant and entertaining. Kept the audience captive. Highly recommend to both people that live in Oxford and to visitors

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was open minded when I went to Bill Spectre's ghost trails but I loved it I can highly recommend this type of thing for any person of any age with family or friends, a great evening out. I rate 5/7

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wanted something different to do for my Mum's 70th birthday. She lives on the outskirts of Oxford and we were visiting with our two teenagers . We enjoyed a walk round the city with Bill stopping every now and then to tell some ghostly tale . Stories told with lots of laughs and a bit of audience participation especially... More 

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review, such a massive help! I do need reviews as with almost no signage in Oxford, I'm almost totally reliant on word of mouth to enable people to find me! Many thanks. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent evening on the trail of ghosts and goules, witches and wizards in Burford. Thoroughly enjoyable and educational to boot! Suitable for most ages and not too onerous on the legs but be prepared for the fact that Burford is built on a hill so might not suit a wheelchair user or someone with walking difficulties. Great evening though and... More 

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

Thank you very much for the review. I do have a separate listing for Burford but all reviews are greatly appreciated as word of mouth and recommendation always work best! I love running the Burford Trail and only wish I do it more often. There will definitely be a tour over Halloween, probably on the Sunday. Thanks again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great way to do a walking tour around Oxford with a twist - my 11 yr old daughter loved the embellished stories and the audience participation is fun and non pressured. Great value for money and highly recommend before a meal - leaves at 6.30 from the castle and ends about 8.15. Plenty of breaks and no strenuous hills! Lol

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent evenings entertainment with Bill Spectre - Bill is a great story teller and injects humour and spectacle into his tour. Really good fun and extremely good value for money. We were a party of 7 adults and everyone came away feeling that they had really been entertained. Can certainly recommend..!

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

Thanks Kevin, you were a lovely audience and that makes a massive difference! Reviews are a massive help especially as I have almost no signs in Oxford! Have a great summer! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour. Bill is very entertaining and great value for money and great tales to be told. 10 out 10 His wife is also lovely and happy to help.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Are you a total sceptic? Do your friends have a difficult time trying to amaze you with the supernatural? You have found the right man to change your perspective. From the very first minutes of listening to the imposing gentleman in a majestic cylinder, you know that something thrilling is about to happen; his slightly wicked accent, devilishly elegant manners... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review! Really helpful as I have no signs in the centre of Oxford and rely on reviews to encourage people to find me. It's always a great help when the audience has a sense of fun, fun breeds fun, thank you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bill was fantastic. I took a group of 22 students on Bills ghost tour around Oxford. All of the kids stayed engaged throughout! Loads of jokes and tricks! Fully recommended to go on his ghost tour! Great guy and fantastic experience!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bill Spectre offers a highly entertaining and informative ghost/walking tour of the area around Oxford University. He led our group of nearly 25 high school aged students and kept them laughing and asking questions throughout the nearly 90 minute walk. This is a feat in itself, considering the age group! We have used Bill several times over the years, and... More 

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