Welcome to Midsomer in Henley!

Henley-on-Thames, aka Causton, has appeared in numerous episodes of Midsomer Murders.  Fans of Detective Barnaby will recognise many of the filming locations within the town including Gabriel Machin’s butcher shop, Tudor House Antiques and the Argyll Public House.

Best ways to visit Midsomer in Henley

Guided Walking Tours

Midsomer Murders is one of the UK’s longest-running detective series, and is especially popular because of the scenery in which it is filmed. The real-life locations for the series are the market towns and villages of Buckinghamshire and South Oxfordshire, and we invite you to follow in the footsteps of DCI Barnaby and discover the filming locations and the beauty of this quintessentially English countryside. 

Midsomer Tours offer personally guided tours of Midsomer filming locations, which include the area's history and local information. 

1-2hr walking tours of either Henley or Dorchester’s Midsomer locations, can be customised to suit your needs. Midsomer Countryside Walks, and a separate tour of Watlington are being worked on, and some tours are possible in French and German. Midsomer Tours Blue Badge Guides can also join your coach for a half-day full-day, or the duration of your holiday. They have knowledge on many other locations including Oxford, the Cotswolds and Windsor. To pre-book a Midsomer tour, please contact Graham of Midsomer Tours on graham@tours2order.com +44(0)7827 715353

Self-Guided Walking Tours

An easy to follow, self guided walking tour is available. Call into the Visitor Information Centre in the Town Hall and pick up a free copy, or download from the Midsomer website, for link scroll down the page.

Midsomer by River

Henley’s two boating companies both offer Midsomer opportunities on the river:

Rent Midsomer Maiden from HSC Boats, ideal for parties of 10-12, must be booked in advance.

Hobbs of Henley are one of the town’s longest established businesses. You can hire or charter a boat or go on a Midsomer Cruise.

By car

There are two Midsomer Murders Driving Trails, the southern trail and the northern trail. Both trails pass through Midsomer Murders countryside, with the southern trail taking in Henley and the surrounding locations such as Wallingford and Mapledurham House.

Download the Midsomer Murders Southern trail

Southern trail: 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 Northern trail

Northern trail: Dorchester – Wallingford – Ewelme – Watlington – Lewknor – Aston Rowant – Chinnor – Thame – the Miltons and the Haseleys – Dorchester (total drive time approximately 3.5 hours).

For more information www.visitmidsomer.com


Upcoming Events...

Henley Farmers Market

Market Place, Henley on Thames, RG9 2AQ

Date(s): 22/04/2021 - 22/04/2021

Time:08:00 am - 02:00 pm

Life Lessons from Women in Rowing from the River and Rowing Museum


Date(s): 22/04/2021 - 22/04/2021

Time:06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Henley Farmers Market

Market Place, Henley on Thames, RG9 2AQ

Date(s): 08/05/2021 - 08/05/2021

Time:08:00 am - 02:00 pm

The Chelsea Fringe Henley Festival 2021

Date(s): 15/05/2021 - 23/05/2021

Time:09:00 am - 09:00 am

Chiltern Arts Festival 2021- Echo: Listening to Lassus

St Mary's Church, Hart Street, Henley on Thames, RG9 2AU

Date(s): 25/05/2021

Time:07:30 pm

Henley Farmers Market

Market Place, Henley on Thames, RG9 2AQ

Date(s): 27/05/2021 - 27/05/2021

Time:08:00 am - 02:00 pm

Regular events...

Henley's Markets

The Farmers Market takes place in Henley Market Place the 2nd Saturday, 4th Thursday and 5th Sunday (if there be one) of the month.

Every Thursday the Charter Market can be found in the Market Place.