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Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails

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Address: Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1, England
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+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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Oxford Ghost Trail - awesome

I was a little wary of taking this tour - as I've lived in Oxford for over 40 years - and didn't know what we'd expect. but it was excellent. Bill has a great way with words, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
diam0nddave1
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Oxford, United Kingdom

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was a little wary of taking this tour - as I've lived in Oxford for over 40 years - and didn't know what we'd expect. but it was excellent. Bill has a great way with words, and the tales he tells are spell binding. He took us to places I'd never seen before - even though I've lived here... More 

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

Thank you so much! Massive help having an engaged audience. More 

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a person is Bill. So funny, taking you with him in scary stories throughout history. He tells them with the best english accent and makes many jokes throughout the tour. Was one of my best experiences in Oxford!

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

Thanks Jaina, pleasure to meet you and thanks so much for the lovely review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wrap up warm for a couple of hours of comedy gold! This was a fantastic walk around some very interesting parts of Oxford. A great blend of storytelling, performance, history and comedy. Bill put on a great show but without it ever been taken too seriously. Excellent use of pyrotechnics and audience participation. I was with a local who was... More 

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

Thanks so much for your review, always a treat for me to meet like minded souls! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my family thoroughly enjoyed this tour with its ghostly tales around the back streets of Oxford. Bill was very entertaining and we got to see parts of Oxford we had never seen before despite living in the city for many years! It was good value for money and I would thoroughly recommend it. Don't expect to be scared... More 

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

Thank you for taking the trouble to write your lovely review, you were good fun and helped create the atmosphere I crave! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A ghost walk with Bill Spectre is a must if you visit Oxford. Starting off at the old Oxford prison Bill gets you into the mood of the spooky fun time you will spend with him. You get to see parts of Oxford that you may never get to experience. Bill tells the stories of spectres that haunt and roam... More 

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

Thanks a million Gavin, delighted you enjoyed the trail. I'd be Billy no-mates without word of mouth and positive reviews. Thank you! More 

Stevenage, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had high hopes for this tour. Bill is a very nice and entertaining man however the ghost stories were not great. Some didn't go anywhere and there were not enough. That said we enjoyed the walk and would recommend it to people.

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

Thanks for the review. I'll have a word with the ghosts and tell them to buck up their ideas! More 

Mt. Sinai, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have done quite a few ghost tours, this one was different, it was just plain fun. The group had fun (laugh out loud fun), and Bill seemed to have fun too.(probably why we all did.) It was a light ghost tour with chuckles throughout. I definitely recommend

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

Many thanks for your review, really helpful! Always a pleasure to meet fun seekers! More 

Cirencester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We fancied some light heart entertainment prior to Christmas. Turned up a few minutes late but luckily they let us join in. Was a really interesting tour full of good stories that took us around some quieter streets and alleys. A really good bit if entertainment that we both thoroughly enjoyed and laughed at. A great start to the evening.

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

Thanks Jennie, lovely to have met you. It was a treat for me to have such a lovely audience on my last tour before Christmas! Have a wonderful 2017 More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this, you will see parts of Oxford you won't normally see, and Bill is a very good entertainer.

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

Hi Paul, delighted you enjoyed the tour, I wouldn't survive without word of mouth and Tripadavisor, thanks so much for your help. Have a fabulous 2017. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Despite having lived in and around the city of Oxford for most of my life, Bill Spectre's Ghost Trail took me to places and taught me ghoulish tales that were all quite new and darkly revealing. The disturbing tale of the Hellfire club was my personal favourite...but Bill Spectre tells it far better than I ever could. Recommended.

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

Hi Hugh, delighted you enjoyed my trail. I'd be a lost soul with word of mouth and generous reviews from good people such as yourself! Have a fabulous Christmas and New Year. More 

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