Midsomer Murders is a detective drama set in modern-day England

The stories revolve around the efforts of Detective Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby, and later his successor, cousin John Barnaby, to solve numerous murders that take place in the picturesque but deadly villages of the fictional county of Midsomer. Henley-on-Thames has been proud to provide many of the locations for this popular TV series and offers visitors a chance to tour these.

Henley Walking and Cycling Trails

You can find out more about the connection with Henley by following this easy Walking Tour.  

If two wheels is more your style - Try our Midsomer Cycle Trail

Other Self Guided Midsomer Tours

Click here for a treasure trove of Midsomer Self Guided Trails and information.

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 trail

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 approximately 3 hours). Download the Midsomer Murders southern trail

Midsomer Murders northern trail

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 approximately 3.5 hours). Download the Midsomer Murders northern trail

Midsomer on the 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.

Download the Midsomer Cruising map.

For more information about visiting Midsomer, including information about guided tours and places to stay, go to the Visit Midsomer Website

More information about visiting Henley and surrounding area can be found at www.visit-henley.com

Henley Town Council - view of Henley town from above