Midsomer Murders

experience Midsomer first hand here in Wallingford

Midsomer Murders

Wallingford is the original location of Causton, home to main character Detective Chief Inspector Barnaby, who is often seen wandering around the central Market Place or driving across Wallingford bridge. 

Wallingford's most recent appearance was in 'Breaking the Chain' which featured the town's Festival of Cycling and aired in January 2016.

Find out more about the filming of Midsomer Murders and planning your trip at www.visitmidsomer.com

Explore filming locations around the town

Fans of Midsomer Murders will recognise Wallingford as Causton, the capital of fictitious Midsomer County and the town where the show’s main characters Detectives Barnaby and Troy work. To discover Wallingford’s main filming locations click here.

The Wallingford Museum also features information about filming in the town along with various items including photographs, scripts and props. 

Find out more about the filming of Midsomer Murders and planning your trip at www.visitmidsomer.com

MIDSOMER MURDERS DRIVING TRAILS across south oxfordshire

There are two driving tours that pass through Midsomer Murders countryside and include Wallingford. An overnight stay is recommended to stop, eat and enjoy the routes at your leisure. 


Taking 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 approx 3 hours.


Taking 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. Covers Dorchester - Wallingford - Ewelme – Watlington – Lewknor – Aston Rowant – Chinnor – Thame – the Miltons and the Haseleys – Dorchester. Total drive time approx 3.5 hours.