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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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18:30 - 20:15
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Fri - Sat 18:30 - 20:15
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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

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rob W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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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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 2 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Thank amutha1991
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this review

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic ghost tour. Bill is very entertaining with his magic tricks and great as a story teller. Willow and especially Archie loved it. I would highly recommend this as the ghost tour you choose and it is great for children. Thank you bill

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

Thanks so much for bringing Archie along Nicki, he was an excellent and keen volunteer, shame I couldn't get Willow to help out, but both were good fun. Thank you to you all! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bill Spectre is a true performer. By combining wit, humour and some little surprises, he enthralls his audience and takes you on a spooky historic journey through the streets of Oxford. I highly recommend Bill's tour, it's one of a kind!

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

Thank you for your fiendishly fantastic review! So glad you enjoyed the trail, hope to see you again one day. More 

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