ePrivacy and GPDR Cookie Consent by Cookie Consent
Skip to content

Explore - Oxford City

Magdalen Bridge and College, Oxford

The Black Diver of Magdalen Bridge

Magdalen Bridge, High Street, Oxford

Magdalen Bridge is said to be haunted by the ghost of a chimney sweep who was shot while celebrating the 1754 Oxfordshire election results.

Read more

St Scholastica Day Riot

The St Scholastica Day Riot

Carfax, Oxford

In 1355 a drunken tavern brawl sparked a three-day clash between students and townsfolk that resulted in the deaths of nearly 100 people.

Read more

Old Bank Hotel

Puritan Ghosts on Magpie Lane

Quad Restaurant and Bar, Magpie Lane, Oxford

The building on the corner of Magpie Lane is haunted by the ghost of Prudence Burcote, who fell in love with the wrong man and died of a broken heart.

Read more

St Giles' Church, Oxford

A Woman in Grey at St Giles' Church

St Giles Church, 10 Woodstock Road, Oxford

The churchyard at St Giles' Church is haunted by the ghost of a wealthy woman whose dying wish was ignored by her greedy relatives.

Read more

Headington Hill

A Murderous Vacuum Cleaner Salesman

Headington Road, Oxford

In 1931 Mrs Kempson was found murdered in her home. On her mantlepiece was the business card of travelling vacuum salesman Henry Seymour.

Read more

Oxford Castle

Swearing Monks at Oxford Castle

Oxford Castle, New Street, Oxford

Given that Oxford Castle was the site of numerous executions over the centuries, it is perhaps unsurprising that it has it's fair share of spooks!

Read more

St Margaret's Road, Oxford

A Time-slip in St Margaret's Road

St. Margaret's Road, Oxford

Did the Principal of St Margaret's College really witness scenes from hundreds of years previously on the streets of North Oxford?

Read more

Old Brasenose

The Sad Murder of an Oxfordshire Pedlar

Headington, Oxford

On an early morning in February 1887, a couple in Headington were awoken by the cry 'Missus! Missus! My mother's dead! He's killed her with a hammer!'

Read more

Christ Church Cathedral

The Stain of Dean Liddell at Christ Church

Christ Church Cathedral, Christ Church College, St Aldate's, Oxford

After the death of Dean Henry Liddell in 1898, a stain with an uncanny resemblance to him appeared in Christ Church Cathedral.

Read more