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COMPETITION TIME: WIN a PAIR of TICKETS to the new MIDSOMER TOUR in Thame…

Midsomer murders Competition

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’. 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.

Neil Dudgeon outside The Black Horse in Thame.
Neil Dudgeon outside The Black Horse in Thame.

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 one of our biggest TV exports – it’s watched by 6.5 million people in the UK and millions more in over 100 countries. People see the show on TV and want to come and visit the beautiful towns and villages of Midsomer.’ 

New in Thame are weekly Midsomer walking tours, 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, following a successful Midsomer Workshop last year, which recommended various Midsomer promotional ventures including the tours.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.’

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.


To be in with a chance to WIN, simply email (competitions@look-localmagazine.co.uk) the answer to this question along with your contact details before the closing date;

Q: HOW MANY PEOPLE WATCH MIDSOMER MURDERS ON TV IN THE UK?

Three winners will be selected at random from all correct entries and notified after the closing date of 31.07.17.

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