Inspired by the novels of Caroline Graham, Midsomer Murders masterfully blends sinister plots with inventive characters intent on betrayal, greed and blackmail. It is one of television’s most popular shows, watched by millions of people world-wide.

Thame, Wallingford and Henley have all featured as Causton in the series and driving through South Oxfordshire you will pass through March Magna (Great Haseley), Midsomer Newton (Dorchester), Midsomer Parva (Turville), Aspern Tallow (Ewelme), Upper Warden (Lewknor) and Midsomer Mallow (Warborough). You will also see filming locations for Badgers Drift Village Hall in Warborough and Badger’s Drift School in Rotherfield Greys.

There are plenty of filming locations that are publically accessible – churches, village greens, cricket pitches, hotels, shops, attractions, cafes and pubs. So you can get a very real experience staying in a ‘location’ hotel, eating and drinking in Barnaby’s local, enjoying some beautiful attractions and wandering the town and village streets where gruesome Midsomer murders occurred.

A scene from Midsomer Murders. Still © Bentley Productions.