Stonor Park
The Lord Nelson, Brightwell Baldwin.

Midsomer Murders Country

Locations within the Chilterns have often featured in the popular TV series Midsomer Murders.


The set locations for Midsomer Murders have become stars in their own right and are as much a character in the series as any of the actors.

Many of the village locations for Midsomer Murders are in Bucks, Herts and South Oxfordshire, in and around the Chilterns AONB, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

These are some of the locations:

  • Wallingford, this Thameside town is one of the most recognisable Midsomer locations, known as 'Causton' in the series. 
  • Dorchester on Thames. The Abbey museum, pubs and post office have all featured in the series.
  • Chinnor is home to the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Steam Railway, known as Holm Lane Junction in the series.
  • The Lee, located near Great Missenden, where the local pub and restaurant, The Cock and Rabbit and Graziemille restaurant and several local houses have often starred.
  • Brightwell Baldwin. With its beautiful 13th Centruy church and the village pub, The Lord Nelson, Brightwell Baldwin has featured many times in Midsomer. Pop into the Lord Nelson for a pint and a meal to really soak up the atmosphere and imagine yourself on set!
  • Rotherfield Peppard. Deep in the Chilterns countryside, this timeless village is a popular location. The local school, known as Badgers Drift Primary School and it's pupils have starred as has the local pub, The Greyhound, which just so happens to be owned by Anthony Worral Thompson, the TV chef. The local National Trust property, Greys Court has also featured as Midsomer Priory.
  • Ewelme. This picturesque village in South Oxfordshire has a lovely 15th Century church, the graveyard of which contains the grave of Jerome K. Jerome, the author of 'Three Men in a Boat', who lived in Ewelme in the 1880s.  Ewelme is also home to the oldest primary school in England. Stay localy at Chilterns View Lodges and wander the streets and local countryside to spot the locations.
  • Stonor Park and Manor House is one of England’s oldest manor houses, in one of the most beautiful settings in the Chilterns, owned by the same family of the same faith for 850 years and featuring in several episodes of Midsomer. 
  • Thame. Another 'Causton', an often used location, as is the Town's main hotel, The Spread Eagle.
  • Warborough. Famous as the location of many houses in the series but most famously for its pub, The Six Bells.
  • Henley on Thames. The Royal Regatta Town has featured numerous times and is another 'Causton'. The Hotel Du Vin often pops up in shots.

Last Updated: 10 Nov 2015

The Peacock is a delightful country inn and restaurant, surrounded by open countryside and conveniently situated on the border of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, 5 mins from the M40 at Chinnor. The City of Oxford, Blenheim Palace and many of the Midsomer locations are within easy reach.