SOME ghostly and ghastly goings-on are taking over Oxford Castle .

Ghost Fest, which sees paranormal experiments and spooky tours at Oxford Castle – Unlocked, is now in its seventh year.

For adults there will be the chance to visit the 1,000-year-old site in the middle of the night and hunt for ghouls. And for children, there are family-friendly daytime ghost hunts and the chance to trick or treat in the old prison.

Tour guide Lois Sadler, pictured with Tom Wilson, playing a “scary horrible wench”, said: “October is always lots of fun here.

“Children love trick or treating, coming up to the cell doors in the old prison and meeting all the different characters.

“And we have the more sinister tour of the castle for the adults. There are a lot of ghost stories here, so fans of the paranormal can enjoy spending the night in a crypt.”

The castle was used as the city’s prison for more than 800 years, before opening as a tourist attraction in 2006.

For details, contact Oxford Castle – Unlocked on 01865 260666, email or visit Picture: OX54594 Ed Nix