The Marlow Midsomer Murder Trail

Explore the village where 10 Midsomer Murders were set

A new Midsomer trail through Marlow and through Frieth village has just launched by Visit Buckinghamshire! Covering only 17 miles, as visitors you will very quickly find yourself immersed in scenes from Midsomer Murders.

A vast variety of locations in Buckinghamshire have been used in several Midsomer Murders episodes. There has been so many that some may know the region as ‘Midsomer County.’ This self-guided tour will not only let you walk in the footsteps of Inspector Barnaby himself but, get a real taste for what Buckinghamshire and the surrounding local areas have to offer.

Whilst you enjoy the tour, why not stop off at the Yew Tree Frieth for a meal or a drink in our cosy bar, our formal dining room or on our terrace and if you do, please let us know that you’re on the tour, we’d love to meet you.

Episodes set in and around Frieth:

  • Dead in the Water
  • Dance With the Dead
  • Left for Dead
  • The Great & The Good
  • King’s Crystal
  • Talking to the Dead
  • Master Class
  • Small Mercies
  • The Sicilian Defence
  • Dark Autumn
“Every time I go into any Midsomer village it’s always the same thing: blackmail, sexual deviances, suicide, and murder. How could you possibly expect me to go and live in one of them?”

DCI Tom Barnaby

Frieth map

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There is a very local (and very interesting) option for overnight accommodation in and around Frieth:

St. Katherine’s Parmoor.
Itself a set for several episodes, St. Katherine’s Parmoor dates back to the Medieval times. The estate was once owned by the Knights Templar, the (completely unfounded) rumour is that the magnificent Cedar of Lebanon tree in the gardens grew from a seed collected from the Lebanon during the Crusades.
The house itself is now owned by The Sue Ryder Prayer Fellowship, an independent charity which is quite separate from her better known eponymous charity. The Fellowship was conceived by Lady Ryder to be a “spiritual powerhouse” for the needs of others. People from all walks of life come to Parmoor and in the spirit of ecumenism and reconciliation we welcome those of all denominations, or none, for day and residential visits.
The house currently has a small permanent staff which is supplemented by volunteers. With their help the house is being renovated and refurbished. The main ground floor rooms provide pleasant venues for large or small meetings, seminars and retreats while the guest bedrooms have been upgraded with ensuite facilities. The house can be used for private functions but most guests come in parties or individually to enjoy the rural tranquillity.
Prices (correct at the time of publishing) start at £35 per person sharing, £55 per person single occupancy, please do ensure that you check availability in advance.

Phone: +44 (0)1494 881037
E-mail: [email protected]
St. Katharine’s Parmoor, Frieth, Henley-on-Thames. RG9 6NN

Visit Buckinghamshire

The creators of the Marlow Midsomer Murder Trail, Visit Buckinghamshire have a web page dedicated to the 17 mile trail, which can be found here.

To download the official pdf leaflet of the trail, click here