On the Trail of Midsomer Murders: shown in over 100 countries, Midsomer Murders brings fans flocking from around the world to find those idyllic villages that locals in the Chilterns just take for granted. The majority of the picturesque locations that make up Midsomer country are tucked away in rural Buckinghamshire and South Oxfordshire.Now visitors can tour the villages, stay in the hotels that featured in the many series, see where dark deeds were committed or raise a pint in Barnaby’s favourite pub. If you’re a fan of Inspector Barnaby and the glorious English countryside seen in the series then what better way to explore these special places then on foot, bike or boat. The Chilterns has many Midsomer Murder locations, you will find them all here.
Hire a boat from Hobbs of Henley and spend a week on the beautiful River Thames taking in the sights and sounds of 9 Midsomer villages and 30 different filming locations. Visit scenes from some of the most popular episodes of the series, with overnight stops at Causton, Midsomer Stanton, Midsomer Mallow and a walk to Lower Crosby.
There are public guided tours of 'Henley History and its Midsomer Murders locations' every Saturday, tour lasts one hour. Bookings here. Tour starts inside The Argyll Public House 15 Market Place Henley-on-Thames, RG9 2AA Telephone 01491 573 400.
The historic market town of Thame regularly features in the series, either as Causton, or as any one of the many villages in the fictional ‘Midsomer County’. You can download a self guided Midsomer Trail leaflet taking in the landmark locations, or join one of the weekly Midsomer tours on offer from April to October. The hour-long tours will be led by specially trained Midsomer guides, and take in many of the filming locations in the town centre that have been used in episodes of Midsomer Murders.
Midsomer on the Misbourne
The River Misbourne wends its way through quintessentially English, Buckinghamshire countryside like an episode of Midsomer Murders; flowing below ground in some places, it passes through rural landscapes, historic market towns and villages packed with pretty cottages, stone churches, traditional pubs and fictional murder!”
To see it all, stay a few days in a real piece of English history – a cottage with inglenook fireplace, a barn on a farm, a 16th Century coaching inn, the oldest house in the village or in a filming location itself!
Further copies of this leaflet are available from Midsomer@visitbuckinghamshire.org, or downloaded from here: