Take a Midsomer walking tour of Thame followed by a steam train trip from Chinnor with classic cream tea on board!
Spend a unique Sunday afternoon taking a Midsomer Walking Tour commencing at 14.00 in Thame and combine it with Cream Tea in the Afternoon Tea Car on the 16.30 Steam Departure from Chinnor - all this at our special joint ticket price of £25 per adult.
Thame is one of the most frequently used filming locations in the globally popular ITV series, Midsomer Murders, featuring either as Causton or as one of the villages in the fictional Midsomer County. Many Thame landmarks such as the Town Hall, Market House, Rumsey’s Chocolaterie, Black Horse pub & brasserie, and the historic Swan and Spread Eagle hotels have featured in various episodes over time.
The Midsomer Tours of Thame are led by specially trained Midsomer tour guides. They start at 14.00 at Thame Museum, one of the filming locations (located at 79 High Street, Thame OX9 3AE), and take in all the other filming locations in town.
Continuing our Midsomer theme, Chinnor has appeared in Midsomer Murders on several occasions. Chinnor’s railway station became Holm Lane Junction for Death in a Chocolate Box, first shown on 11 May 2008. Station signs were changed, buffers were installed, and the station platform and train were drenched, all to create the Midsomer illusion.
Our journey from Chinnor is by steam train and your reserved seat in the afternoon tea car includes passing over the level crossing at Wainhill, which featured in the The Made to Measure Murders. During the return journey of around 60 minutes, each adult will be served two locally baked scones, fresh butter and jam, Rhodda's cream, and your choice of tea, coffee, or cold squashes.
Please note that Thame (OX9 3AE) is 5 miles from Chinnor station (OX39 4BZ) and approximately 12 minutes by car - there is no public transport available on Sundays between the two locations. Car parking is free, both in Thame town centre and at Chinnor railway station.
To find out more about all the locations used in the TV series simply go to www.visitmidsomer.com
Your Midsomer Walking Tour commences at 14.00 at Thame Museum, Lower High Street, Thame OX9 3AE. After the tour of approximately 1.5 hours please make your way by car or alternative transport to Chinnor Station, Station Road, Chinnor OX39 4BZ. Be there to join the 16.30 steam departure from Chinnor and enjoy a Cream Tea in the Afternoon Tea Car (ticket includes your walking tour, rail trip, cream tea and table reservation). Your Sunday Midsomer adventure ends at approximately 17.30.