Thame is one of the most frequently used filming locations for the popular ITV series, Midsomer Murders.
The town regularly features, either as Causton, or as any one of the many villages in the fictional Midsomer County. The series is still going strong after 22 years with regular screenings, not only in the UK, but all over the world.
Many Thame landmarks have been featured in different episodes over this time, including Thame Town Hall, the Market House, Rumsey’s Chocolaterie, the historic Swan and Spread Eagle hotel, and The Black Horse pub and brasserie, together with many other locations.
Fans of the detective series can pick up a free Midsomer Murders leaflet from the Town Hall Information Centre or Thame Museum, or download it here, and discover all of the deadly locations around the town. Lovers of DCI Barnaby can also have their photograph taken outside of Causton Town Hall. Pop in to the Town Hall Information Centre to pick up the ‘Causton’ sign to feature in your photo. Here you can also purchase a wide variety of Midsomer Murder themed books and gifts.
Between April and October, weekly Midsomer tours take place in Thame, led by specially trained Midsomer tour guides. The tours are held every Wednesday, starting at 2.00 pm outside Thame Town Hall, and finishing just over an hour later at Thame Museum. Thame Museum and Thame Town Hall (aka Causton Town Hall) are amongst over 20 filming locations in the town.
Tickets cost £10.00 per person, book online at ticketsource.co.uk/thamemidsomer, thametowncouncil.gov.uk/visit-thame/midsomer-murders/, or at thamemuseum.org.
Two thirds of the proceeds from Midsomer tours goes to charitable causes.