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Henley's Murderous Locations

Henley-on-Thames is known around the world for the Royal Regatta, yet it is seen more often on TV screens in over 100 countries as one of the locations for the fictional county of Midsomer in the classic show Midsomer Murders, known in much of the world as Barnaby.

Fans of Detective Barnaby will recognise many of the filming locations within the town and surrounding villages from their appearances in numerous episodes.

Centrally located with all the facilities you would expect in a thriving market town, Henley is an ideal base for an extended stay in Midsomer.

Henley Walking Tour

You can find out more about the connection with Henley and follow an easy walking tour by clicking on the image on the right to download a leaflet in pdf format, or call into the Visitor Information Centre at The Town Hall and pick up a free copy.

Midsomer Murders driving trails

Alternatively, the following two driving tours pass through Midsomer Murders countryside including Henley and many locations nearby.

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. Download the brochure

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 www.visitmidsomer.com.

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