Welcome to midsomer
Welcome to Midsomer County, where the countless murders in the hugely popular ITV show, Midsomer Murders, are relentlessly solved by DCI Barnaby and his faithful sergeant. But where are the quaint, picturesque English towns and villages that make up Midsomer County? Or rather where did the show’s makers choose to film the series to represent them? Well, the majority of them are in the real English counties of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and right in the centre of those counties is Thame. Thame has been used extensively for filming many episodes, sometimes as Causton and sometimes as any one of the many Midsomer villages. What’s more most of the villages around Thame – such as Long Crendon, Cuddington, Great Haseley, Sydenham, Bledlow and many more – have also been extensively used for filming.
“My husband and I recently went on a tour and had Geoff as our guide. He was really knowledgeable and friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would recommend it to any Midsomer Murders fan! We had a look around the Museum too and the staff were really helpful and welcoming.”
“We took part in a Midsomer Walking Tour of Thame on Tuesday. The sun shone for us and Tony, our guide, was great. It was a fascinating tour and we learned lots about Midsomer and Thame. In fact, we have already decided to go back and visit several locations again – including Thame Museum, the start point for the tour and various eateries that we encountered along the way.”
Fans of Midsomer Murders from all over the world, eager to see some of these filming locations for themselves, arrive in Thame looking to find them. And the more adventurous fans venture out into the surrounding countryside to find the many more locations nearby. Thame Midsomer Tours was formed in an effort to help with this search and can offer:
- regular weekly walking tours of Thame’s many filming locations. Click here
- ad hoc tours on a more bespoke basis for groups large and small, both of Thame and the surrounding villages. Click here
- a talk which is fully illustrated is available to groups either in person at a location of their choosing or via Zoom conferencing facilities. Click here
- a book – A Midsomer Day Out – put together as a tour guide for over 60 filming locations all within ten miles of Thame. Click here
For more information about each of these aspects of Thame’s Midsomer connection, click on the link and begin your Midsomer journey.
Thame Walking Tours
Regular weekly walking tours around Thame town centre visiting many Midsomer locations
Tours of Thame and nearby villages, for groups large and small, at times and dates to suit you
Illustrated Midsomer talk for groups, either live at a nominated location of your choice or via Zoom
A MIDSOMER DAY OUT
A guide book written by Tony Long, covering over 60 filming locations in Thame and villages