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Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails

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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...more
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44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY, England
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All reviews magic tricks great fun audience participation bill's tour entertaining evening tongue in cheek story telling a great story teller all ages cobbled streets visiting oxford a lot of fun entertaining tour private tour fantastic tour walking tour couple of hours
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Must join at start from the castle. A good paced, humourous and 'spirited' tour. Groups can be large. Content left me thinking that there could have been more stories to be told about Oxford's past.More

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Date of experience: December 2018
Thank peterll3
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the trouble to write your review. There are of course many more stories about Oxford's past, but with the optional castle starting point, the tour lasts approximately 1hr 45mins. Plenty long enough for any soul I'd have thought. Less can often...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend booked this for my birthday, it was our first evening in oxford and bill’s tour was a really good way of getting a feel of the city. He pointed out some points of interest along the way. The tour itself was really engaging,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 195abir
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for being part of a small but perfectly formed audience on that chilly Friday. Hope you had a fabulous birthday and will wear your bonnet with pride!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great entertainment, very informative and spooky but not too scary. Kids aged 12 and 15 both enjoyed the tour and it was interesting to visit some of the back street locations of Oxford city centre we had never encountered before, despite living locally and having...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eleanor F
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your positive feedback, delighted you enjoyed the tour. Good advice to dress up warmly at this time of year, chilly times are never far away.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took at 14 and 11 year old on the ghost walk as part of their Xmas presents. Bill was great, very entertaining and informative. He kept everyone interested and had some great tricks up his sleeves, which the kids loved

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jules4788
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! Happy you and your family enjoyed my tour. Have a wonderful 2019.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bill did a great job, he is funny and a good story teller. We all had a fantastic evening. Thanks Bill!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank myriamglodt1972
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Your positive feedback is a fantastic help, thank you! Have a great 2019.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fab evening, Bill was fantastic and engaging. Was a perfect balance of factual and comical. Even young kids on the tour with us loved it and got involved. Magic tricks too! All round brilliant night. Thanks Bill!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leeann R
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review, you were part of a fun audience that night which is always such a help. Have a wonderful New Year!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the the tour last night. Bill was brilliant on the lead up to it as he had to deal with my emailing every 5 minutes (not a stalker just super orgainised). Its not like every tour. U want to listen and it is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks a million Jay, great to meet you and your team! I was asked to add the extra and start at the castle when that attraction opened. I'm aware that the 7min walk from there to Broad Street may not suit everyone, which is why...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the second time I have been on Bill’s ghost trail around Oxford but this time with my children. As before it was brilliant! Great stories and local history delivered with style, humour and a touch of magic! I can’t recommend this enough.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jonny-telba
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming along for the second time! Thank you also for taking the time to give your really helpful review, I'd be nowhere without positive feedback. Have a wonderful 2019.

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I did the trail, Bill was a character and a half and really told great grisly stories about the goings on in oxford. He was engaging, funny and it was very cleverly laid out, a great evening for entertainment!

Date of experience: December 2018
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SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Thank you Stephen! I'm mainly in it for the fun, delighted we're on the same wavelength. Have a fabulous Christmas and New year!

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

What a great time we had! Bill is a wonderful mix of actor, magician, comedian and tour-guide. His wonderful ghostly stories at the various stops on the tour are historically interesting and really funny. We had a wonderful time and thoroughly recommend this to everyone.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Deborah H
SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2018

Lovely to meet you! The tour would be nothing without like minded souls to join in and help the evening flow. A massive thank you!

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Resort84276
28 December 2018|
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Response from SpookyBill | Property representative |
Hi, there are cobbles, kerbstones and bikes selfishly locked against railings to overcome, but many people in wheelchairs have managed. On my public tours, I would advise meeting directly outside the Visitor Information... More
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oddsoxs
24 July 2018|
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Response from SpookyBill | Property representative |
The tour runs throughout the year, but check the website for Christmas openings.
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Anna S
2 April 2018|
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Response from Janet B | Reviewed this property |
We did book, but others on our tour didn't and were able to join the group.
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