Torquay - the birthplace of Agatha Christie

Torquay is the birthplace of The World's best selling detective fiction writer, Agatha Christie. Born into a genteel middle class family, poor investment choices and the death of her father set the family on a downward financial spiral. World War I caused a social earthquake and the young Agatha was able to shrug off the strict Victorian conventions of behaviour as she became a nurse tending to wounded soldiers. She later became a pharmacist and it was at this point that she began to gain her knowledge of poisons and to consider writing a detective story.

Stay At The Muntham Apartments And Town House For Your Break Exploring The World Of Agatha Christie

The Muntham Apartments and Town House are an ideal base from which modern visitors to Torquay can follow in Agatha Christie's foot steps and see so much of what inspired her stories. The centrepiece of any visit is Greenway, the holiday home she bought on the banks of The River Dart in 1938. This National Trust Property is open throughout the year.

There is an Agatha Christie trail which guests can follow taking in some of the landmarks in Torquay that influenced some of her stories. There is also an annual Agatha Christie Festival which takes place in mid September around her birthday.

To Find Out More Visit Our Dedicated Agatha Christie Website

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