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.
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.
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.
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
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The Tramontane Apartment at Hesketh Crescent
One Bedroom Luxury Apartment
Close to beach and coastal walks
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Beautiful, two bedroom fully refitted apartment in the centre of St Marychurch close to attractions such as The Babbacombe Model Village and Bygones.