Midsomer Walks Tall in Thame

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Midsomer Walks Tall in Thame

Thame is one of the most frequently used filming locations for the popular ITV series Midsomer Murders.
It regularly features as Causton or as one of the many villages in ‘Midsomer County’. Midsomer Murders is still going strong after 20 years with regular screenings in the UK and round the world.
Sarah Osborne of Tourism Angles, Midsomer tourism specialists, says, ‘Midsomer Murders is watched by 6.5 million people in the UK and millions more in over 100 countries. It’s one of our biggest TV exports – people see the show on TV and want to come and visit the beautiful towns and villages of Midsomer.’

Many Thame landmarks have been featured, including the Town Hall, Market House, Rumsey’s Chocolaterie, the Swan, Black Horse, and Spread Eagle hotels. Thame’s cricket ground and Prebendal House were filmed recently for further episodes.

New since May are weekly Midsomer walking tours of Thame, taking in many of the filming locations, led by specially trained Midsomer guides. Tony Long, tour coordinator, said, ‘These new tours developed from a tour originally created by David Dodds of Thame Museum. They’re being held under the auspices of 21st Century Thame, an organisation bringing local businesses, community groups and councils together to keep Thame vibrant, and follow a successful Midsomer Workshop held last year, which recommended promotional ideas to develop Midsomer tourism.

 

Tony continued, ‘The tours last about an hour and take place weekly between May and October, alternating between Saturdays at 2.30pm and Wednesdays at 11.00am. They start from inside Thame Museum (79 High Street, Thame, OX9 3AE), one of the filming locations. These tours will add a new facet to tourism locally, attracting more visitors from the UK and overseas to our historic town.’

Tickets cost £7.50 each and may be purchased online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/thamemidsomer. Alternatively, simply turn up on the day.

The tours are being run by volunteers and part of the proceeds goes to Thame Museum and other charitable causes.

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Exclusive Competition

We have 3 pairs of tickets up for grabs, so if you would like a chance to go along to one of the tours, please answer the following question correctly:

Where do the Midsomer tours start from?

Email your answer, along with your name and address to Steph at villageview@live.co.uk  by Thursday 10th August 2017.

 

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