An experience that encapsulates all that is Midsomer. Thankfully, the Midsomer Murders faced by Inspector Barnaby are fictional, but the villages and market towns seen in each episode are not. Explore the beautiful, real life film locations with a fabulous Humphreys' private tour.Enquire about Experience
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Midsomer Murders is a British crime drama television series. It was adapted by Anthony Horowitz and Douglas Watkinson from the novels in the Chief Inspector Barnaby books which were created by Caroline Graham.
The series launched in 1997 and was aired on ITV. It focuses on various murder cases that take place within small country villages across the fictional English county of Midsomer, and the efforts of the senior police detective and his partner within the fictional Midsomer Constabulary to solve the crime by determining who the culprit is and the motive for their actions.
The series identifies itself differently from other detective dramas as it features a mixture of light hearted whimsy and dark humour, as well as a notable soundtrack that includes the use of the theremin instrument for the show's theme tune.
The programme has featured two lead stars from its premiere in 1997; John Nettles as Detective Chief Inspector (DCI) Tom Barnaby, until his retirement from the drama in February 2011; then Neil Dudgeon as DCI John Barnaby, Tom's younger cousin, since March 2011.
Towns and Villages
Two of the most famous and filmed villages in England and in Midsomer. The beautiful, yet notorious, churches of Turville, Watlington, Little Haseley and Warborough. Lewknor and Great Haseley will be instantly recognisable as will others throughout your visit.
Henley on Thames
home to Causton Courthouse, the butchers & antiques shops and Midsomer Regatta
The English village pubs, which have featured in every episode are happily featured throughout your visit. The most recognisable ones are all included from The Lord Nelson to The Plough and, the most famous, The Six Bells, also known as The Quill Inn, The Black Swan and The Luck in the World.
The village hall plays a key role in village life everywhere, and Midsomer devotees know just how important they have become to so much of the crime solving in Midsomer.
Humphreys of Henley offers you exclusive access to the towns and favourite villages of Midsomer, as well as access to the tea rooms, restaurants and some of the private locations not usually seen.
You can meet the locals who will happily share a tale or two of their life as an extra, or their experience of daily life with a film crew around.
Having enjoyed the river views from episodes such as ‘Dead in the Water’ and ‘The Animal Within’ you have the choice to view Midsomer from the luxury of a river cruise.
Sit back, relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful stretches of the Thames that not only played host to Midsomer Regatta, but every year does play host to the world famous Henley Royal Regatta.
The Midsomer Murders Tour will transport you into the charming yet sinister world familiar to DCI John and Tom Barnaby and uncover the real locations that have given the show its distinct character since it was first broadcast in 1997.
Explore Midsomer with your own personal guide and driver, who will take you between destinations as your guide relays the iconic moments and scenes filmed in each location.
Having enjoyed the river views from episodes such as ‘Dead in the Water’ and ‘The Animal Within’ you have the choice to view Midsomer from the luxury of a river cruise. Sit back, relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful stretches of the Thames that not only played host to Midsomer Regatta, but every year does play host to the world famous Henley Royal Regatta.
Our visits are tailor made to your requirements. However, to make it a little easier (as there are a lot of locations to choose from) we have created a 1-day experience and a 2-day experience that you can use as a guide. If you choose to follow one of the attached routes, you are still able to make changes on the day itself, as it is your personal tour and your guide will be happy follow your suggestions.
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