Guided tour

Oxford: Official “Haunted Oxford” Ghost Tour

4.4 / 5

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Activity provider:Experience Oxfordshire
Guided tour

Oxford: Official “Haunted Oxford” Ghost Tour

Activity provider:Experience Oxfordshire

From US$ 28.39 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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  • 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

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4.4 /5

based on 27 reviews

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I enjoyed every minute, the guide was excellent, he provided a great atmosphere, he is an excellent storyteller, dramatic and with right amount of humor, I highly recommend it, that was my best experience in Oxford and I tried to see all the attractions in 9 days.

March 20, 2023

Rob was a wonderful guide and storyteller. His tour dove deep into strange corners of Oxford’s history that would be impossible to catch on your own. Highly recommend this tour—it’s even better after you orient yourself to Oxford! Be prepared to laugh, get spooked, and explore the dark side of this historical city.

March 4, 2023

Really enjoyed the ghost walk. The guide was prompt and took us through quiet streets to the outside of university buildings. She told us some interesting ‘ghostly tales’ which she delivered in an engaging manner. We were absorbed in her retelling. It was well done.

July 17, 2022

Product ID: 393586