Fans of popular TV series Midsomer Murders will recognise Wallingford as Causton, the capital of fictitious Midsomer County and home to main character Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby, often seen wandering around the central Market Place or driving across Wallingford bridge.
Midsomer Murders appears regularly on screens in over 220 countries worldwide. You can experience Midsomer first hand here in Wallingford by using the leaflets and trails below. You can also visit the Wallingford Museum
's exhibition 'Christie to Causton: Murder & Mayhem' which covers the town's on-screen notoriety and connections to leading crime-writer and former local resident Agatha Christie.
Midsomer Murders: the Wallingford ConnectionsYou can find out more about the connection with Wallingford by clicking on the image to the right to download a leaflet in pdf format or call into the Town Information Centre and pick up a free copy.
Midsomer Murders driving trails
Alternatively, the following two driving tours pass through Midsomer Murders countryside including Wallingford. Travelling without a car? Rail and bus routes to the area lead to many walking and cycle paths. An overnight stay is recommended to stop, eat and enjoy the routes at your leisure.
Midsomer Murders southern trailTaking in Causton Playhouse and Badgers Drift Primary School, as well as
opportunities to enjoy manor houses, village pubs, museums, river trips
and a steam railway.
Covers Henley on Thames - Nettlebed –
Wallingford – Moulsford - Goring - Mapledurham - Rotherfield
Peppard/Rotherfield Greys - Henley on Thames (total drive time
approximately 3 hours).
Download the Midsomer Murders Southern Trail here
Midsomer Murders northern trailTaking in Midsomer Newton Museum and Causton Library, as well as pubs,
churches and shops filmed for the series; with options to visit the
gardens and nature reserves set in Midsomer countryside.
Dorchester - Wallingford - Ewelme – Watlington – Lewknor – Aston Rowant –
Chinnor – Thame – the Miltons and the Haseleys – Dorchester (total
drive time approximately 3.5 hours).
Download the Midsomer Murders Northern Trail here.
For more information about visiting Midsomer, including information about guided tours and places to stay, go to www.visitmidsomer.com
. Alternatively to find out more about the series visit the ITV Midsomer Murders
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