MIDSOMER MURDERS TOUR
Fans of the DCI Barnabys will know that this popular television drama takes place in one of the most picturesque corners of England, the fictional county of Midsomer. Characterized by its great country houses, traditional pubs, village greens and Sunday afternoon cricket, the apparently idyllic villages of Midsomer are also the scenes for some of the most evil, ingenious murders screened on TV.
Tour highlights include:
- The traditional market town of Wallingford, the original 'Causton', with its 9th Century streets, half-cobbled square and Elizabethan town hall. The first ever episode was filmed here. The local theatre doubles as Causton theatre and Barnaby is often seen walking in the Market Place or driving across Wallingford Bridge.
- Dorchester-on-Thames, one of the prettiest Midsomer villages, where the medieval Abbey church, coaching inns and post office are all locations.
- Thame, often used as a general backdrop, to see the Town Hall which appears as Causton Town Hall, plus a local hotel and tea room which also feature in the series.
- Stonor House, one of the oldest manor houses in England.
- Historic Mapledurham House and Watermill, now the only working watermill on the Thames, where visitors can enjoy a traditional cream tea made with flour from the watermill. Filming has taken place here twice recently.
- Great Haseley and church, which has been used for wedding and funeral scenes, plus the village hall, possibly the most filmed location throughout the series.
- Watlington, reputedly the smallest town in England whose library features as Causton library.
- Henley on Thames, a much-loved tourist destination which has featured in several episodes. See the numerous shops and streets which have been used as well as the Town Hall, Bridge and Market Square.
- Greys Court, a 16th century mansion which has appeared as both a monastery and a priory.
- Warborough where fans will recognise the familiar houses, village green and traditional Six Bells pub which all appear in the opening credits.
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Photographs: Main image: Wallingford Bridge; Mapledurham House and Watermill; Dorchester-on-Thames.