Agatha Christie and Torquay
Torquay - birthplace of Agatha Christie, Queen of Crime.
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.
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.
The Agatha Christie Festival in Torquay
Torquay is also the hub of activities during the annual Agatha Christie Festival 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.
Check availability and rates at ot our self catering accommodation for your Agatha Christie Break in Torquay
We are able to offer a wonderful selection of self catering properties in Torquay so that you will be able to follow in the foot steps of Agatha Christie as individuals, as couples or as a family or group of friends. Click on the panels on this page for one of our featured properties or else click the button below to see all of the properties on offer.
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