Oxford Ghost Tour


Meet the Ghosts of Oxford on our evening spooky tour!


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Meet the Ghosts of Oxford

With a history stretching back over 1,000 years, Oxford (super-) naturally has its fair share of ghosts! Enjoy an evening with our spooky and knowledgeable guide who will regale you with tales of murder, mysterious disappearances, and lost heads!

Walk the famous city landmarks of Oxford and its university at night, peer around the corners of the colleges where executions took place and learn about Oxford’s most famous ghosts.

This tour will take you from the darkest alleyways of Oxford to the bright lights of the colleges as you tread the Dead Man’s Walk, and follow the footsteps of 17th century soldiers, troublesome priests, doomed lovers and kings who met their grisly end in the City of Dreaming Spires!


Book this as a private tour

For details on how to book this as a private tailor-made tour on this or a combination of themes, for yourself or family and friends, please call us on +44 1865 686 442 or see our Group and Private Tours page. Groups can also book by email at officialtours@experienceoxfordshire.org.


Meeting Point

All Oxford Official Walking Tours meet at the Cool Britannia gift shop entrance on the corner of Turl Street and Broad Street (Broad Street Numbers 23-25, OX1 3DH).


Group size

Groups are limited to 20 people to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant experience and can ask your Guide questions as you walk around with them.


More information

  • Your 2-hour tour will cover 1.5 – 2 miles walking (stopping every so often to admire the architecture and learn about the quirky university traditions) and not travelling further than a 10/15 minute walk away from the City centre and the Meeting Point OX1 3AS.
  • Guide dogs are welcome on all tours. Unfortunately, other dogs and pets are not allowed.
  • Children under 16 are welcome on this tour but must be accompanied by at least 1 adult per two children.
  • The City centre is very flat and walkable – however, some of the most ancient colleges do have steps. If you have any mobility difficulties, please let us know in advance by phone on +44 1865 686 442 or email officialtours@experienceoxfordshire.org  before you book, so that we can arrange with the guide ahead of the tour how to best accommodate you.
  • Tours go ahead whatever the weather, however, we do advise you to come prepared and warmly dressed for winter, prepared for rain whatever the season with comfortable footwear.
  • We recommend the Park and Ride service. The nearest site will be signposted on your entry route to Oxford and the buses leave regularly. Please allow at least 20 minutes for the journey into the City Centre and ask for the stop nearest to the Visitor Information Centre in Broad St. For more parking information please see https://www.oxford.gov.uk/parking.


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