Midsomer County may be fictional but the area used as the main filming location is very real indeed.

South Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire are full of classic English landscapes with picturesque villages, the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the River Thames.

There are fabulous local shops to browse, attractions to visit and events to enjoy as well as some of England’s finest places to eat.

South Oxfordshire scene

Local places to stay with a special Visit Midsomer offer:

The Swan at Streatley

Situated right beside the River Thames and beautiful Goring Gap, The Swan at Streatley offers a special Midsomer Murders Afternoon Tea Break accommodation package for 2 people.

The Peacock Country Inn, Henton

Located only 10 minutes from Thame and surrounded by filmed locations, the Peacock Country Inn is host to the Midsomer Murders Society annual convention.

Greenlands, Henley on Thames

Greenlands is one of the featured locations and a star of the show itself, featuring as ‘The Belvoir Hotel’ in the 2014 episode The Flying Club.

The Lambert Arms, Aston Rowant

Fancy walking in the footsteps of Inspector Barnaby?… For fans of the popular village drama ‘Midsomer Murders’ this ‘Midsomer Explorer Break’ is perfect.

Find somewhere else to stay in Southern Oxfordshire on the official tourism website. Some accommodation features an independent assessment from the AA or VisitBritain, the organisations responsible for National Quality Standards. When you see the accommodation’s current star rating, One star means no-frills and Five stars means luxury. Other accommodation may display e.g. a Certificate of Excellence from a national review site as a sign of commitment to quality.

Accommodation is grouped in easy to search categories:

  • Hotels
  • B&B/Guest House (also covers Inn, ‘restaurant with rooms’ and ‘room only establishments)
  • Self Catering (any cottage, flat or house where food is not included)
  • Camping & Caravan (includes everything from fully serviced sites with all amenities to rural fields with tents and little else).
The Lambert Arms, Aston Rowant