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Oxford Ghost Trail

Quick Details

  • 1 hour and 45 minutes long (shorter option: 1 hour and 15 minutes*)
  • Family-friendly tour
  • Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 pm
  • Extra Tour Sunday 25th August at usual times

*Meet outside the Tourist Information Centre at 15-16 Broad Street at 6:50 pm.

Historically informative yet hugely entertaining, this Oxford ghost tour is the perfect way to soak up the atmosphere of this famous city, leaving you with a deliciously scary tingle running down your spine.

Intrepid ghost hunters should meet outside the glass-fronted gift shop of Oxford Castle & Prison. Bill Spectre (distinctively dressed as a Victorian undertaker) departs from this location at 6:30 pm every Friday and Saturday evening, private group bookings at other times by arrangement. For a shorter walk, meet outside the Tourist Information Centre at 15-16 Broad Street at 6:50 pm.

  • Access: The tours are accessible to wheelchair and pushchair users, but there are cobblestones, uneven paving, and kerb stones to be negotiated.
  • The tour lasts approximately one hour and 45 minutes from the castle or one hour and 15 minutes from the Tourist Information Centre, and it ends near the Sheldonian Theatre.
  • The tours run Friday and Saturday and take place whatever the weather. Please wear suitable walking shoes and appropriate clothing for walking outside.
  • Gift vouchers available.
  • Special Offer: Your Ghost Trail ticket gives you £1.00 off Oxford Castle Unlocked.

Beware! The board outside the blue gates of Trinity College has nothing to do with Bill Spectre’s Ghost Trail; he never leaves from there. If you don’t see the name Bill Spectre, it isn’t his tour. Do not buy tickets from Cool Britannia or Wendy’s Newsagent on Broad Street – this is not Bill Spectre’s Tour!

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