Agatha Christie Accommodation
Looking for accommodation near Greenway House? Amber House is situated ony 15 minutes away from Greenway by road and is an ideal base to visit the many places so loved by Agatha as a child and adult.
About Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890. She is known as the Queen of Crime, she has written over 80 novels and plays. She and her husband Max Mallowen purchased Greenway, which overlooks the river Dart, as their holiday home. The influences of the English Riviera and South Devon are apparent in many of her works.
In the ABC murders the third murder takes place at Elberry Cove. Poirot and Hastings travel to Churston Station to investigate.
The Adventures of
the Christmas Pudding
Proceeds from this work went to the commissioning of the stained glass window in Churston Church.
Greenway House Boathouse
Greenway and the Boathouse are inspiration for Nasse House, where the murder took place in Dead Man’s Folly.
Greenway House and how to get there
Greenway is only 15 minutes by car from Amber House or Vintage Bus from the Steam Train
Agatha Christie described Greenway as “the loveliest place in the world”. It was here that she had her holiday home, on the banks of the River Dart. With a long history dating back to the 1490s, the house still retains features added by all generations of occupying families. Now managed by the National Trust, the property offers visitors an extraordinary glimpse into the private life of the Queen of Crime and her family.
The Agatha Christie Mile
Follow the Agatha Christie Mile in Torquay which traces some of the places that had relevance to Agatha’s life.
Agatha’s Bust in Princess Gardens
Torquay Museum houses the Agatha Christie Gallery
Princess Pier where the young Agatha liked to rollerskate
The Agatha Christie Festival is held in September
Below is a selection of events held in recent years. Open The English Riviera Agatha Christie Festival Webpage
Cocktails and Costumes at The Grand
Walk and Lunch at Burgh Island
1940’s to 1950’s Party on The Fairmile
Murder Mystery on The Dining Train