Midsomer Murders’ fans who visit Chinnor will have good cause to think that this charming South Oxfordshire village seems familiar. The scenes featuring Woodley & Woodley tailors in The Made to Measure Murders episode were filmed in and outside a shop in Chinnor. Chinnor Station also starred in the Death in a Chocolate Box episode.
The station is considered an ideal filming location as it is visited regularly by steam locomotives ferrying passages down the Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway Heritage Line.
Before you hop on a steam train do take the time to explore this lovely village, which nestles at the foot of the Chiltern Hills near the Buckinghamshire border.
To visit Chinnor is to follow in some famous footsteps:
Prince Rupert was here with 1,800 of his finest soldiers in 1643 as he successfully stormed a Parliamentarian garrison during the English Civil War. Explore the history of The Battle of Chalgrove Field to see whether Cromwell’s men took their revenge.
And rock royalty has a connection with Chinnor since U2 bass player Adam Clayton was born in the village.
While there are plenty of sights to see in the village – including a windmill, numerous cafes serving cream teas and three churches – it is hard to admire the surrounding Chiltern Hills without putting your walking boots on.
Walking along the Ridgeway Long Distance Path route reveals breathtaking views past the chalky White Horse embedded in the Uffington countryside and on to the mysterious stone circle at Avebury.
Mystery, murder, and much more… things to do in South Oxfordshire