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, Black Horse, and Spread Eagle hotels, 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 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 11.00am inside Thame Museum, and finishing an hour later at the Town Hall. Thame Museum and Town Hall (aka Causton Town Hall) are amongst over 20 filming locations in the town.
Tony made our visit to the Cotswolds (aka Midsomer County) a truly memorable day. He took us on a well-planned itinerary with 60 plus filming locations seen throughout the day across 17 quintessential English villages. This tour would appeal to both the diehard fans of the show, and those wanting to see beautiful English countryside in a relaxed fashion. This tour also included a walking tour of Thame locations.
Tony provided interesting commentary and was able to provide unique insight from the perspective of having been an extra on the show.
Morning, lunch and afternoon tea was included and the 2-course lunch at The Spread Eagle hotel (a Thame filming location) was exceptional. This tour was also excellent value for money as Tony picked us up and returned us, safely and without any murderous mishap, to our accommodation. Thank you Tony!
Wishing you all the best with your future tours. You exceeded our expectations.
We took part in a Midsomer Walking Tour of Thame on Tuesday. The sun shone for us and Tony, our guide, was great. It was a fascinating tour and we learned lots about Midsomer and Thame. In fact, we have already decided to go back and visit several locations again – including Thame Museum, the start point for the tour and various eateries that we encountered along the way.