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“A bit of chilling sillyness.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails

Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails
Ranked #3 of 47 Tours in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Haverhill, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“A bit of chilling sillyness.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to go on Bill's ghost trials after walking round Oxford and not knowing much about the city.
It was my boyfriends birthday and we wanted a your that was more fun than your usual. And Bill Specters ghost trials delivered. The weather wasn't brilliant, but added to the atmosphere and brilliant entertainment that Bill handed out with a modest crowd.
What a top bloke, we thoroughly enjoyed the facts and the surprises that happened along the way. I was in so much giggles when we all joined in.
Very entertaining! Loved it and came away with huge smiles and great memories.
Thanks Bill! Sarah and Dan from Cambridge.

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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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“The most interesting and enjoyable tour ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

I booked a ghost trail tour in Oxford with Bill Spectre as an activity for my sisters hen do on the Friday of Easter weekend! None of the girls in the hen party were interested in ghost stories but this trail changed them! We were amazed by how you are kept gripped to each story due to Bill's theatrical manner and audience participation. The chilling, spooky and excentric trail was a big highlight among the hen and her chicks from the weekend! Also, you get to see parts of Oxford you wouldn't normally go to which made it even more interesting! We will definitely recommend to anyone that's going to Oxford! Thank you Bill!

Visited April 2014
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant. New favourite thing to take friends visiting Oxford to!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Bill Spectre's Ghost walk was fantastic. Really funny, energetic, interesting, and completely unexpected! I've been on a couple of ghost walks and was prepared to learn some history, but Bill pulled it all out of the bag... Literally. Genuinely a fantastic speaker, really sharp and gets everyone on board of all ages - my friends that I took along were all twentysomethings, but there were kids there too with families and some older couples, everyone had a brilliant time. So, so recommended.

Visited May 2014
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Aalten, The Netherlands
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“Very entertaining!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Even with three non-(native) English speaking (teenage)children in our family of five, and despite the fact there was still daylight and various background, or sometimes foreground noises such as a hovering helicopter, it was very entertaining. The two elder children too couldn't help enjoying themselves :) Many compliments to Bill Spectre, himself. Seeing the sights of Oxford is very enjoyable when it is done in this interactive way. The kids really liked the finale too, which the got to record on their precious phones :)

Visited May 2014
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

We really enjoyed this tour. Bill is an excellent orator and kept us interested throughout the evening. He coped with a very bright 11 year old wanting to ask questions (!) and involved everyone during the time we were with him. He found out that it was our daughter's birthday and, via a magic trick, produced a gift for her. I would recommend to everyone, although those less mobile may have some difficulty with the walking as it covers over a mile, I believe.

Visited April 2014
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SpookyBill, Owner at Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write your review. It’s
really appreciated especially as having no signage in the centre of town I have to rely almost entirely upon word of mouth, a TripAdvisor review is a wonderful help!
Thanks for bringing your family along they were great, and definitely added to the fun on the night. Hope we get to meet again one day and that your daughter enjoyed her spooky birthday.
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