Südengland - Auf den Spuren von Inspector Barnaby
Day 1 - London
Arrival from Calais to Dover
You will start the crossing from Calais to Dover, from where you will set off to the world metropolis London. Here you will go on a half-day city tour, during which you can see all the essential sights, for example, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Hyde Park and Big Ben.
In the late afternoon, you will travel on to Slough, where your hotel for the next five nights is located.
Day 2 - Beaconsfield - Chenies Manor - Denham
After a traditional English breakfast, you'll head to the small town of Beaconsfield, where nine episodes of The Detective have were played. A flying visit of the Bekonscot Miniature Model City is on the program.
In the series, a cruel murder took place here, where Barnaby found the victim between the tiny model houses.
You can use the time for a stroll through the small alleys of the city or have lunch in a rustic English pub. The film continues with the impressive mansion Chenies Manor, which was the location for three episodes so far. You can also stroll through the award-winning garden.
Before returning to the hotel, visit the church of St. Mary the Virgin in the picturesque town of Denham, where they had filmed two of the episodes.
Day 3 - Old Amersham - Great Missenden - The Lee
Today you drive to the small town of Old Amersham, which invites you to stroll and enchants with typical English charm. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in the historic Crown Hotel.
Afterwards, you will visit the location of the episode "Death paints with", Great Missenden. The Roald Dahl Museum awaits you there, which explains the author's home country and the filming location.
The day ends in the village of The Lee, which appears in 6 episodes. Fans will recognize the pub "Cock Rabbit", where Barnaby often stays.
Day 4 - Cuddington - Waddesdon Manor - Quainton
Today another part of the "Midsomer Murder Region" is on the agenda. You will visit the village of Cuddington with its whitewashed thatched cottages and 11th-century church.
Afterwards, the impressive and beautiful Waddesdon Manor with its tower castle awaits you. Where the holiday scenes for Inspector Barnaby from France. (Of course, despite the castle being in the middle of England. haha.)
The French charm of the building gives the impression of being directly on the French Riviera. Here you can get an insight into the life of the Rothschild family, one of the wealthiest families in Europe in the 19th century.
In the afternoon you will visit the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre in Quainton, England's largest private railway collection, where several episodes were filmed.
Day 5 - Hedsor House - Wallingford - Bracknell
Today, be the first to visit Hedsor House, a beautiful mansion in Taplow. Not only was Inspector Barnaby filmed here, but the house was also the location for "The Golden Compass" and Dustin Hoffmann's directorial debut "Quartet".
Enjoy the historical ambience of the place, which Queen Victoria already visited gladly and often.
The tour continues to the village of Wallingford in Oxfordshire, which represents the fictional place Causton in the Inspector Barnaby films.
The day ends with a visit to the village of Bracknell, where the RAF Staff College is the backdrop for the Causton CID police station. Stroll through both places and experience typical English flair.
Day 6 - Tiptree - Colchester - Ferry crossing
On the last day, you will be following Inspector Barnaby's trail which leads her once again to another region, namely the county of Essex, where Tiptree is on the programme. Where the jam factory is the focus of one of the episodes in which a cruel murder commits. Of course, the factory has more to offer than just crime and killing.
Since 1911, the Wilkin Sons family business has been a purveyor to the British Royal Family. Also, the Tiptree Visitor Centre offers a museum about jam making and a tea room. Why not treat yourself to an extensive, classic cream tea with scones and jam!
Afterwards, you will continue to Colchester, where rumour has it that this place was once the famous Camelot in Arthurian legend!
The quaint pubs invite you to have a drink before you head back to the ferry.
From Dover, you will take the ferry to Calais, and from there you start your journey back to Germany.
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