Guided tour

Oxford: Official “Haunted Oxford” Ghost Tour

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Activity provider: Experience Oxfordshire

Oxford: Official “Haunted Oxford” Ghost Tour

Activity provider: Experience Oxfordshire

From US$ 26.69 per person

Discover the mystical and darker side of Oxford on a nighttime, ghost-themed walking tour based upon the book Haunted Oxford (by a local spook expert author) and led by an experienced Guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the haunted side of Oxford with an experienced and talented Guide
  • Hear the myths and legends surrounding this ancient city
  • Learn about Oxford’s ghostly history as you walk past famous sites
  • Visit the spookiest corners in the heart of Oxford and its University
  • Admire Oxford’s gorgeous and imposing architecture after dark
Full description
Discover all the key haunted places in and around Oxford on a nighttime walking tour loosely based on the book 'Haunted Oxford' by local author Rob Walters, just one of the experienced and talented Guides. Experience the best way to 'see' Oxford’s ghosts on a route that takes you around the heart of central Oxford and its University. Meet your guide and get whisked away into the night, starting on the corner of Turl Street and Broad Street, which was once the city ditch and site of terrible murders and religious persecution. Learn about the history of Oxford and hear many splendidly spooky stories dating back to Danish Viking times. Walk past Oxford University, Radcliffe Square, and peer into the Old Schools Quadrangle - of Harry Potter fame. Admire the gorgeous and imposing architecture of Oxford and feel the history in the walls, which are well preserved and represent every period of architecture from Medieval through Classical to modern.  Look up at the Bridge of Sighs, so-called as it is reminiscent of the one at Venice which led prisoners to their doom. Wind down the ancient walled lane to New College, built in the late 1300s, and see its dark gates against the gloom.
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    Meeting point

    Meet your Guide outside the Cool Britannia Gift Shop, at the junction of Broad St and Turl Street. They will be holding a sign.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Weather-appropriate clothing

    Know before you go

    • This tour will take place rain or shine.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 22 reviews

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    Very enjoyable evening tour. There were 20 of us o the walk and the Guide explained the H&S rules regarding walking Oxford at night and to be aware of cyclists who can sweep out of side roads. The Guide was very knowledgable and explained the History of Oxford and how the Ghost stories tied in. She made the stories very interesting and enjoyable and the 2 hrs soon passed. we were fortunate that we had fine weather for the tour I would imagine that it would be quite q bit different should it rain. We visited sites that you would not usually go to - small side roads that had interesting stories . Have now purchased a book that tells the stories. Only negative was background noise from such as motor bikes and Police sirens. Guide would stop till the noise had passed. Recommend that if you have hearing problems to keep in the front of the lineup when the Guide is telling the stories.

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    April 10, 2022

    Hannah was excellent. Lovely to see the city at night, until we heard the ghost stories! Hannah had fantastic knowledge of the city college history. Highly recommended.

    September 10, 2022

    Our ghost tour of Oxford was OK. We have been on better ones in the Isle Of Wight and St Ives Cornwall. The tour was quite interesting and our guide was very knowledgeable.

    August 29, 2022

    Product ID: 393586