Midsomer Murders real towns and villages
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Wallingford: Perhaps the most recognisable Midsomer location, Wallingford is the original 'Causton' in the series. This market town fringes the banks of the Thames and the show's lead character, DCI Barnaby, is seen wandering around the central Market Place or driving across Wallingford bridge. Keen eyes will identify the Corn Exchange and Wallingford Choir, which features as the Midsomer Worthy choir.

Mapledurham House: A good murder needs a country house. Mentioned in the Domesday Book and still a family residence to this day, Mapledurham has appeared in different guises - most recently as a health spa with lead character Neil Dudgeon playing DCI Barnaby.

Henley on Thames: Famed for its Royal regatta, Henley-on-Thames needs little effort to make it off the casting couch and onto our screens. As British as cream teas and boaters, it's a much-loved tourist destination that has also featured as Causton. DCI Barnaby was seen taking an interest in the rowing here in 'Dead in the Water' and he's sure to return.

Dorchester on Thames: An often-tapped resource for Midsomer Murders and it's easy to see why. Keen eyes will spot the village's medieval abbey church - remember Joyce Barnaby’s visit to Midsomer Newton Museum? That's the Abbey’s museum. The 15th century and 16th century coaching inns as well as the village post office all are locations.

Chinnor: Served by one of Britain’s heritage steam railways, Chinnor Station is known as Holm Lane Junction  and featured in Death in a Chocolate Box. The tailors, branded as 'Woodly & Woodly' in 'The Made to Measure Murders', is just a regular village shop in a village known for its churches and inspiring views to the Chilterns.

Warborough: This is a village with a dark secret: It is home to seven locations that appear in the series. Look closely at the opening credits as there's an outside chance you'll spot Warborough's houses, green or 'Six Bells on the green', a thatched 16th century pub which features in so many episodes of Midsomer Murders, regulars will recognise it at once.

Thame: Also masquerading as 'Causton' - Causton town hall is really Thame town hall - its weekly and monthly markets are popular with tourists after local produce. DCI Barnaby is also no stranger to its streets; portrayed as the classic British super sleuth, he's often seen wandering its shops and streets piecing together evidence.
Stoner House: Kings and Queens of England once feasted on venison raised at Stonor, and red fallow deer still roam here. This impressive country house has drawn the Midsomer Murders producers, as well as those responsible for another British hero, James Bond in The Living Daylights. A family house 5 miles north of Henley, open on Sundays and bank Holidays only.

Ewelme:  The only Midsomer Murders location with its own nature reserve. Widely used in 'Beyond the Grave', the view from Rabbits Hill is of a tranquil English parish. There's the 15th century church and the oldest primary school in the land, set in the classic beauty of the South Oxfordshire countryside.

The Chilterns: As most of the filming locations are in South Oxfordshire, Barnaby is forever wandering the foothills of the Chilterns. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is just a short trip from London and is prime rambling country. Routes here not only link Midsomer Murders locations, but also lead to village pubs and national cycle ways.

Rotherfield Peppard and Rotherfield Greys: At Rotherfield Peppard, both church and primary school featured in the series. The school is ‘Badgers Drift Primary School’ and children from the school appeared in the filming. At Rotherfield Greys the National Trust property Grey’s Court doubles as Midsomer Priory in A Sacred Trust and previously as a monastery in Orchis Fatalis.
Brightwell Baldwin: has been used as a filming location so many times the last summer fete took on a Midsomer Murders theme complete with ‘poisoned’ cake stall. One of the village’s beautiful ivy-clad houses featured as Melanie and Tom Jeffers’ home in 'The Glitch'. The church, which still contains some remains of its 13th century incarnation, was the setting for the funeral in 'Destroying Angel' and 'A Talent for Life'. Brightwell’s black-beamed Lord Nelson gastro pub also makes an appearance in 'Destroying Angel'.


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