Torquay

Home of Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie and Torquay

Think of Torquay and you may well picture palm trees, beautiful beaches and a picturesque harbour. You may also think of gracious Italianate villas perched on hillsides overlooking Tor Bay.

However, there also lurks a dark heart to the resort for this is where the Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie, was born and grew up. Torquay is where she trained as a pharmacist and gained her knowledge of poisons and Torquay is where she began to write her first crime stories. Even today it is possible to see much of what inspired her stories. It is incredible to think that she has now sold in excess of 4 billion books worldwide and her work is constantly being reworked for modern audiences.

Agatha Christie, Queen of Crime, born in Torquay

Whether you have come to Agatha Christie's work from her books, the films or from the many TV series, Torquay is a great place to visit to gain a better understanding of her work and to find the inspiration for Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot.

Torquay is also the hub of activities during the bi-ennial Agatha Christie week which takes place in mid September to coincide with her birth on the 15th September.  A visit during this week is a real treat for anyone wanting to celebrate the life of such a master story teller.

When looking for accommodation on your visit to Torquay look no further than the Five Star Gold Award Hesketh Crescent Apartment. Located  a few minutes' walk from Torquay harbour and from Meadfoot Beach, the Hesketh Crescent Apartment is an ideal base for a short break from which to visit Agatha Christie's summer home Greenway, the legendary Burgh Island as well the Agatha Christie trail in Torquay itself. Alternatively, there are the Muntham Apartments in the leafy Wellswood area of Torquay.

 

Hesketh Crescent Apartment


Hesketh Crescent Apartment

 

For visitors to the English Riviera on the trail of Agatha Christie, The Hesketh Crescent Apartment offers Five Star Gold Award self catering accommodation just a stone's throw from Meadfoot Beach which the author used to use..

 

 

The Muntham Apartments


The Muntham Apartments

The Muntham Apartments in the Wellswood area of Torquay are situated in one of Torquay's classic seaside villas and ideal for exploring Agatha Christie's home town. The Townhouse has its own Agatha Christie inspired study. Click the link below to book direct for the very best rates.

Telephone:  01803 292958

Email:        0791 905 1066

Website:   www.muntham.co.uk

Bedford House Apartments


Bedford House Apartments

The Bedford House Apartments offer guests one, two or three bedroom accommodation and have a fantastic location close to the centre of town. This means they are ideally placed for guests wanting to vist the Agatha Christie gallery in Torquay Museum and for those wanting to do the Agatha Christie Mile. Click the link below to book the best rates available.

Telephone:   01803 292958

Email:         info@torquayholidaylettings.co.uk

Website:      www.torquayholidaylettings.co.uk

Kinbrae Apartment


Kinbrae Apartment

The Kinbrae Apartment is a spacious first floor luxury apartment which can accommodate up to 4 people and which has recently been completely refitted. It has a fanatstic location close to bus routes, a pub, restaurants and all the amenities of Wellswood Village which is itself close to Torquay town centre.. It makes a fabulous base from which to explorte Agatha Christie's birthplace. Click the button below for the best possible rates.

Telephone:   01803 292958

Email :        info@torquayholidaylettings.co.uk

Website:     www.torquayholidaylettings.co.uk