Thame – a major Midsomer filming location
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 in its 26th year 2023 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 Hotel and Spread Eagle Hotel, the Black Horse Pub & 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 (during opening hours – check the Thame Museum website) 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.
Midsomer Walking Tours of Thame
To ensure that visitors to Thame (aka Causton) have as enjoyable an experience as possible, 21st Century Thame has organised regular Midsomer Tours which are led by specially trained Midsomer tour guides. In 2023 they are taking place weekly between 5th April and 25th October on Wednesdays at 2.00pm, and on Saturdays between 17th June and 16th September at 2.00pm. Each tour starts outside Thame Town Hall, one of the filming locations and takes in all the varied locations in the town centre. A maximum of 15 persons can be accommodated on each guided Midsomer Walking Tour. See How to book a tour below for important booking information.
A recent tour participant commented:
My friend and I are on the train back to London so I thought I’d take the opportunity to drop you an email to let you know how much we loved the tour. It was really interesting how it mixes real history with facts about the show, and what a beautiful town! Alan was a wonderful guide – very warm and considerate, and of course brimming with knowledge. The photo opportunity outside Causton Town Hall at the end was a particularly lovely touch. I will definitely be recommending it to any Midsomer Murders fans I know.
How to book a tour
Midsomer Walking Tours run April to October.
The tours start at Thame Town Hall every Wednesday between 5th April and 25th October at 2.00pm and every Saturday between 17th June and 16th September at 2:00pm The tour last around 75 minutes. Tickets are £10.00 per person and may be purchased online at www.thamemidsomertours.com/ or in person or by phone at the Town Hall Information Centre. A maximum of 15 people can be accommodated per tour.
If you have any questions, please contact Tony Long at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07881 688895.
We look forward to seeing you on a Midsomer Walking Tour!
Midsomer Walking Tours run April to October.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on a Midsomer Tour!
Midsomer Walking Tour of Thame with Steam Train Ride and Cream Tea
Spend a unique Sunday afternoon taking a Midsomer Walking Tour (commencing at 12pm in Thame) and combine it with a Classic Cream Tea in the afternoon tea car on the 3.45 pm steam departure from Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway. All at our special joint ticket price of £30 per person.
A further option includes a two-course meal following the tour at The Black Horse Pub Brasserie in Thame. That’s an All-Day Rover on the trains, Midsomer Walking Tour, Lunch at The Black Horse Pub Brasserie and Classic Cream Tea on the train at the special joint ticket price of £55 per person.
The Tour/ Railway Package will take place on Sunday 11th, 25th June and 9th, 23rd July. To find out more and book your tickets go to Midsomer Adventure: Thame Walking Tour with Lunch Option, plus All-Day Rover & Classic Cream Tea in the Train Restaurant: « Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway (chinnorrailway.co.uk).
Midsomer Walking Tour of Thame
By arrangement, a 75-minute guided walking tour of Thame can be arranged, if Wednesdays or Saturdays are not convenient. Tickets are £10.00 per person, but please note a minimum charge of £40 applies.
To arrange, please contact Tony Long at email@example.com or call 07881 688895.