As regular readers and fans will know, the Southern Oxfordshire area is used as a location for almost all the exterior filming for Midsomer Murders. Towns and villages like Wallingford, Henley and Watlington double for Causton and many others in the show. It’s become a big part of the show’s identity over its run.
Another town that’s featured heavily in the show is Dorchester-on-Thames, and nearby Warborough. Dorchester has been used to represent Devington from Master Class in 2010, Fletcher’s Cross in Things that Go Bump in the Night from 2004 and Little Worthy from Small Mercies in 2009, among many other appearances. Warborough has also been used as Badger’s Drift, Dunstan and Midsomer Mallow.
Dorchester-on-ThamesTo celebrate this historic pairing and the news that a further 2015 episode of the show, entitled The Ballad of Midsomer is also being filmed here, a new leaflet dedicated to the Midsomer and Dorchester connection has been created. Dorchester is set to double up this time as Lower Crosby.
The leaflet contains a detailed map of the locations used, along with some information about which episodes and scenes were filmed there. There are also some handy instructions about how to get to the smaller village of Warborough from the town.
For fans of the show and anyone who loves the region, this handy leaflet is a great guide to some of the most recognisable places in the region.
Also happening in Dorchester this summer is the Traditional Skills in Action weekend at Dorchester Abbey. Set within the Cloister Garden, this is your chance to try your hand at some traditional skills, including weaving, spinning and calligraphy. The festival takes place on the weekend of 21 to 23 August. Entrance is free but donations to the upkeep of the Abbey are welcome.