Oxford: Official “Haunted Oxford” Ghost Tour
- Duration: 2 hours
Discover all the key haunted places in and around Oxford on a nighttime walking tour based on the book 'Haunted Oxford' led by the author himself, Rob Walters. 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...
Prepare for the unexpected and keep your wits about you as you undertake one of the most entertaining experiences in Oxford. Home to some of the most brutal murders in England's long history, Oxford is uniquely known as the epicenter of troubled souls, dark energy, and flesh-eating beasts. Venture through the dark alleyways and haunted squares of the town while enjoying mysterious tales of ghosts, horror. and sinister happenings. Learn about Oxford’s terrifying history with a combination of stories and dramatic performances by expertly trained actors who will play out the most barbaric and brutal punishments exacted during Oxford's Medieval and Civil War years. Be prepared for the surprise appearance of multiple wild beasts! After an exhilarating and entertaining wander around the city, finish up at one of the famous pubs in Oxford.
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.
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Rob was great and very knowledgeable, as a whole a very enjoyable tour with gorgeous Oxford sceneries