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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


The Agatha Christie Literary Mile

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


Greenway House

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


Torquay Museum

In addition, Torquay Museum has a gallery dedicated to Agatha Christie and it is the only one in the Country. This is just a seven or eight minute walk away from our Lisburne Place Town House and our Sovereign House Apartment.


The Agatha Christie Festival

The annual  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.

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Choose from our self catering accommodation for an Agatha Christie Break in Torquay

Please click on the links below for details of our self catering holiday accommodation in Torquay and to check rates, availability and to book.

Sovereign House Apartment Torquay

Sovereign House Apartment

Two Bedroom Apartment

Unbeatable central location

The Muntham Apartments

Muntham Apartments

Luxury One Bedroom and Studio Apartments

Tranquil yet central location

Hesketh Crescent Apartment, Torquay

The Tramontane Apartment at Hesketh Crescent

One Bedroom Luxury Apartment

Close to beach and coastal walks

Muntham Town House with hot tub

The Muntham Town House

Luxury Three Bed Accommodation

Private garden and terrace with hot tub

The Stables Holiday Apartments At Meadfoot Bay

The Stables Apartments

Two bedroom Apartments

Close to beach and coastal walks

Braeside Apartment

Exceptionally Spacious Two Bed Apartment

Located In Wellswood Area of Torquay


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The Falstone Apartment

The Falstone Apartment

Beautiful, two bedroom fully refitted apartment in the centre of St Marychurch close to attractions such as The Babbacombe Model Village and Bygones.