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Agatha Christie




How could we not have a page dedicated to the great Agatha Christie whose birthplace was right here in Torquay?  Not only that but she was christened in All Saints Church, Torre, which is a 2 minute walk from us.

The best selling crime novelist of all time, people flock from around the world to come and find out where Agatha lived and loved

and follow in the footsteps of this world famous author.

Every year a festival is held in the English Riviera dedicated to Agatha and its one not to be missed.

Find details below of this year events and places of interest, don't forget to book your stay with us too!

International Agatha Christie Festival

10-17th September 2024

From Agatha Christie films in the underground Cinema (Kents Cavern), to murder at the manor (afternoon tea) and a murder she didn't write at the Palace Theatre, there is so much going on it would be a crime to miss it, for more information and to book visit:

Agatha Christie Walking Tour

If you like a walk and talk, then join Graham for an Agatha Christie walking tour, starting at the English Riviera Tourist information centre, the 1.5  mile flat walk across the Marina, to Torre Abbey Sands and finishing at Torquay Train Station tells the story of Agatha's amazing life, her loves, losses and history of our most wonderful bay.  Contact Graham to book at:

Greenway House - Agatha Christie's former home

National Trust English Riviera

Greenway Road, Galmpton, Devon TQ5 0ES">

Would you like a private tour?
English Riviera Custom tours, offer private tours with Miss Lemon. Each tour being a 'chapter', you can start with a walking tour in the heart of Torquay, hearing about Agatha's extraordinary life and then be met by Miss Lemon and onto Cockington, the inspiration for the village of St Marymead, Miss Marple's home. Or take a different chapter and set off on a steam train from Paignton to Kingwear and then be transported by boat to Greenways 'the loveliest place in the world'

Contact Miss Lemon for more details at:

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