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Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails

Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1, England
+44 7941 041811
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Great old-school ghost tour with parlour tricks

Thoroughly enjoyed the ghost tour with Bill Spectre. This is a classic-style tour with a dedicated... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
James C
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Spookily entertaining fun

What a fantastic tour. Bill was extremely entertaining and engaging. A great story teller, with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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“ghost walk” (40 reviews)
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Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1, England
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+44 7941 041811

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the ghost tour with Bill Spectre. This is a classic-style tour with a dedicated actor. Resplendent with corny jokes, interesting anecdotes and a bunch of magic set-pieces this one would be pretty fun for the kids. As a walking tour you get a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic tour. Bill was extremely entertaining and engaging. A great story teller, with plenty of spooky tales to be told. This was an excellent way to see Oxford. I would highly recommend this to anyone who visits the city.

Thank danahead
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. TripAdvisor and word of mouth are vital in that I have hardly any signage in Oxford. Thanks a million!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Obviously best to go on a dark night! Bill brings it all to life with his theatrical tricks but make no mistake they are professionally carried out. My eight year old grandson was enthralled and thought it was all real. Kids love the knife which...More

Thank Peter C
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, much appreciated. Delighted you and your grandson enjoyed the trail, hope to see you again one day.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Bill Spectre's tours are hilarious! I took some visitors to Oxford with me and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Heather D
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you to you and your visitors for coming along on my trail and thanks for being on my wavelength! I'd be a lost soul without positive reviews so thank you for taking the trouble!

Reviewed 6 May 2017

Bill Spectre lived up to his name from the moment that we met him in Broad Street at dusk and set off for a ghost walk around Oxford. Bill is a cadaverous individual dressed in a black frock coat and top hat and will a...More

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SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi Penny, thanks a million for your review. Good fun having you along, fun spreads and helps everyone. Thank you!

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Visited oxford for two nights, booked this tour for the Friday evening, the tour lasted about 1 and half hours, found the event more humorous than scary, but still highly enjoyable. Only a small group on the evening, however Bill made the event fun and...More

Thank Blondwithawand
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, delighted you enjoyed the trail and thanks for helping with the fun!

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Bill is knowledgeable and funny. Great tour and show. Kids and adults will smile. The tour has two start points. You can purchase your place there. Bill will make children laugh with his stories and props. Great way to wander round the University part of...More

Thank Rebecca W
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thanks Rebecca! Your wonderful review is a great help. The trail always works best with a lovely audience thank you for being part of one!

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This is a fun tour for young and old alike. Bill has a good knowledge of Oxford and it's history and a wicked sense of humour too. His stories are both interesting and fun and you'll enjoy every minute of this tour as he guides...More

Thank Terrence N
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Delighted you enjoyed it the ghost trail, and thanks so much for taking the trouble to write your review. I rely almost entirely on word of mouth as I hardly have any signs in Oxford, positive feed back is really appreciated! Many thanks again.

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I can't remember the exact month we went last year but it did rain which was unfortunate. However it was a great little walk around the back streets of Oxford City and some interesting stories. Worth a go for something different. Very enthusiastic and theatrical...More

Thank Lindsay N
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you for taking the trouble to write your review, hope the rain didn't dampen your enthusiasm. Have a great Easter.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have been on Bill Spectre's Ghost Tour a number of times and it never disappoints! Bill's delivery is excellent, and his story-telling very entertaining. If you like history, with a twist of the macabre, this tour is for you! The tour generally starts in...More

Thank Tim D
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Many thanks for your review. Delighted you are a repeat customer, perhaps I should introduce Spectre points?

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Carlena1986
Hello, I was wondering what time the 18.30 tour finishes? Thanks
26 October 2016|
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Response from SpookyBill | Property representative |
Hi Carlena, the information is on my website, but the 18:30 tour will end at about 20:10. Many thanks Bill
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Easyanna
Hello, when do the ghost 👻 Tours start or is it year round & what time do we have to be near prezzo? Many thanks.
28 September 2015|
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Response from SpookyBill | Property representative |
Public tours every Friday and Saturday from outside Oxford Castle Unlocked. Please arrive at 18:20 ready to leave at 18:30. All year round but please check Bill Spectre's website for latest news!
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carla B
Do you need to book the walk or can you just turn up.
27 September 2015|
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Response from SpookyBill | Property representative |
No need to book, simply turn up and pay on the night. Bill Spectre is always to be found wearing his black top hat.
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