Guided tour

Oxford: Walking Ghost Tour

Oxford: Walking Ghost Tour

From US$ 20.65 per person

Discover Oxford’s ghostly tales on this walking tour to the eeriest parts of town as you learn about the city’s bloody past.

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Duration 75 minutes
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The experience
  • Hear spine-chilling stories of Oxford’s bloody past
  • See the locations where apparitions have revealed themselves, and may do again
  • Learn the stories of dark historical happenings
Full description
Start your tour as the crowds disperse and the streets become quiet. Meet your guide at the looming Saxon Tower next to St Michael at the North Gate to start exploring Oxford’s shadowy lanes and ancient buildings. Learn about Friendly Fred, a ghost in Jesus College, before moving to darker stories of the Devils visit in Brasenose Lane. Continue to Radcliffe Square for a gruesome 17th-century execution, and the mysterious death of a Queen of England's lover's wife. Your guide will share spine-chilling stories of historical ghosts as you continue through the city. Learn about the spectral trace’s leftover from the English Civil War and finish your tour where three Protestant Martyrs were burned at the stake in the mid-1500s.
  • An expert local tour guide
  • Ghostly tales and stories
  • A lifetime of nightmares
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 12 years
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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