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Agatha Christie and Torquay

Torquay - home town of Queen of Crime Agatha Christie

Torquay is where the World's Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie was born and grew up. Her books are full of places inspired by Torquay and other parts of Devon and for her fans it is possible to follow in her footsteps on a short break in the South Devon seaside resort.

A portrait of Agatha Christie, Queen of Crime, born in Torquay

A literary trail shows where she spent time in her early years and where she worked as a pharmacist in World War 1. This work gave her a great knowledge of the effects of poisons and the long hours she worked gave her plenty of time to plot out her very first novel - The Mysterious Affair at Styles.

A picture of Joan Hickson and David Suchet as Agatha Christie's  Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot at Torquay station

Although the home of her birth is long gone, the holiday home she bought on the banks of The River Dart after she had become an established writer - Greenway - is open to the public and is now owned by The National Trust.

Greenway House, holiday home of Agatha Christie overlooking the River Dart

In addition, Torquay Museum has a gallery dedicated to Agatha Christie and it is the only one in the Country.

There is a biennial International Agatha Christie Festival that takes place in mid September  to coincide with the anniversary of her birth. Many different aspects of her work are explored and new works that draw inspiration form her works are showcased.

 

Torquay's other crime writers...

Although Agatha Christie is by a long way the most famous crime writer from Torquay, she is not the only one. Eden Phillpotts was an established writer by the dawn of the twentieth century and although his work covered a number of different subjects some of his crime fiction was considered to be the best of its type. He was a near neighbour of the Miller family and  Agatha derived a lot of inspiration from his work and she dedicated her novel Peril at End House to him. Some years younger than Agatha Christie, Beverley Nichols who grew up in Torquay, also turned his hand to detective stories with a series of five thrillers.

 

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The Muntham Apartments


The Muntham Apartments

The Muntham Apartments are located in the leafy Wellswood area of Torquay and are ideally placed to access all that Torquay and The English Riviera has to offer. With accommodation ranging from the spacious luxury three bedroom townhouse, wonderful one bedroom accommodation and studios the Muntham Apartments have something for everyone.

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Hesketh Crescent Apartment


Hesketh Crescent Apartment

The Hesketh Crescent Apartment is a Five Star romantic hideaway for two  located in a stunning Regency crescent which is perched on a cliff overlooking the sea in the Meadfoot area of Torquay. Although the apartment itself does not have sea views, you are just seconds away from breathtaking coastal scenery.

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Bedford House Apartments


Bedford House Apartments

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The Kinbrae Apartment


The Kinbrae Apartment

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The English Riviera Wheel


The English Riviera Wheel

Back again for the summer and into the autumn, The English Riviera Wheel is a firm favourite with residents and visitors alike. At over 60 meters high, it offers amazing 360 degree views of the bay. The journey lasts about 12 minutes in total. The wheel can be found close to the Princess Theatre on Torquay seafront. Ticket prices - Adults £6, concessions £5, children £4. Family ticket £18.) Open 10am to 8pm and until 10pm on bank holidays and in school holidays.