Thame Walking Tours

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Midsomer guided walking tours of Thame are held –

  • Each Wednesday between April and October, beginning at 2pm, from outside Thame’s Town Hall, right in the centre of the town.
  • The tour is hosted by one of seven volunteer guides, all knowledgeable about the locations and the episodes in which they were used.
  • The tour is filled with information about the show, its beginnings in 1997, the many actors who have appeared in it, the bizarre methods of murder that have been used and many anecdotes recounting  highlights from the series. This year is the 25th anniversary of the launch of Midsomer Murders, so why not celebrate by doing the tour?
  • The tour visits more than twenty filming locations and takes around 75 minutes to complete.
  • The guides also talk about some of the fascinating history of Thame itself, including the recent discovery of Neanderthal remains going back several thousand years, the town’s Saxon early history, the 800-year-old market still going strong each Tuesday, the part Thame played in the English Civil War in the seventeenth century, and so much more.

“We loved the tour. It was really interesting, how it mixes real history with facts about the show, and what a beautiful town! Alan was a wonderful guide – very warm and considerate, and of course brimming with knowledge. The photo opportunity outside Causton Town Hall at the end was a particularly lovely touch. I will definitely be recommending it.” 

“I can see why the tour is so popular – it was a delight!  It was very informative, not only regarding Midsomer Murders, but also with more general historical information. We all had a very enjoyable time.  I can confidently recommend the Midsomer tour for anyone with an interest in Midsomer and in Thame’s historical background.”

  • Tickets for the tour cost £10 and can be purchased online here or in person from Thame Town Hall Information Centre or from Thame Museum, 79 High Street, OX9 3AE, itself one of the filming locations and where the tour ends.
  • Two thirds of the income from the tours is donated to local charities at the end of each season.
  • Can’t make one of our regular tours?  No problem.  Check out our Bespoke tours.  Click here