Midsomer Murders location trails
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Thankfully, the Midsomer Murders faced by Inspector Barnaby are fictional, but the villages and market towns seen in each episode are not. Location teams spend hours finding period properties in locations full of character and charm, the real stars of the show.

These two driving tours pass through South Oxfordshire's Midsomer Murders countryside, an area easily accessible from the M4 and M40. Travelling without a car?  Rail and bus routes to the area lead to many walking and cycle paths. We recommend taking an overnight stay to stop, eat and enjoy the routes at your leisure.


The Southern Trail, taking in Causton Playhouse and Badgers Drift Primary School, as well as opportunities to enjoy manor houses, village pubs, museums, river trips and a steam railway

Covers Henley on Thames - Nettlebed – Wallingford – Moulsford - Goring - Mapledurham - Rotherfield Peppard/Rotherfield Greys - Henley on Thames (total drive time approximately 3 hours). Download and print a PDF of the Southern Trail


The Northern Trail, taking in Midsomer Newton Museum and Causton Library, as well as pubs, churches and shops filmed for the series; with options to visit the gardens and nature reserves set in Midsomer countryside.

Dorchester - Wallingford - Ewelme – Watlington – Lewknor – Aston Rowant – Chinnor – Thame – the Miltons and the Haseleys – Dorchester (total drive time approximately 3.5 hours). Download and print a PDF of the Northern Trail

Linger a little longer - take your pick of places to stay and things to see in South Oxfordshire.

Not keen on selfguide / self drive? 

Then why not take a guided/escorted Midsomer Murders tour. Among the companies offering such a service are Absolute Touring Limited, Detective Tours, Sho4Travel and Brit Movie Tours. They are happy to discuss your detailed requirements.

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