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The Town of Wallingford

Whodunnit Country

Wallingford is in the heart of ‘Whodunnit’ country, for fans of detective stories:


Agatha Christie (creator of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple) lived in Wallingford
for 40 years .


Midsomer Country: Wallingford is surrounded by locations  the popular television series Midsomer Murders. Wallingford is the original Causton.

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Inspector Morse: The television series, based on Colin Dexter’s famous detective is centred on Oxford.

Lewis: The successor to the Morse series is also filmed and located in Oxford

Wallingford is situated in South Oxfordshire and is almost equidistant from the City of Oxford (12.5 miles to the North) and the City of Reading (13.5 miles to the South).  Buses run every half hour to these two cities and there are bus and rail links to London and to Heathrow Airport from Oxford and from Reading. The nearest railway stations are at Cholsey and at Didcot.

Wallingford Town offers a wide range of facilities for sport and leisure activities. The town is well served with restaurants and pubs and also has its own theatre, the Corn Exchange, for films and live entertainment.

The shopping centre has a small department store and shops to meet most requirements including fashion, shoes, antiques, painting, needlework, hardware and books. There is even an ‘Olde Worlde’ sweet shop.


You do not need to take the car out to discover the pleasures of walking by the River Thames or to neighbouring villages. Information in the cottage will suggest short and longer walks.


There are many local attractions in and around Wallingford. Find out more through the following links:


Wallingford Town



Local attractions