Follow the Agatha Christie Mile starting from Torquay seafront at the Grand Hotel along the past the harbour by the Torquay Museum and relive moments that were the inspiration for many places from her novels. Along the way there are seven unique plaques to look out for.
If walking from the Hotel Balmoral Torquay, one may choose to do this in reverse!
The Grand Hotel- The location of Agatha’s honeymoon with Archie Christie in 1914, on Christmas Eve.
Past Torre Abbey Gardens- Where one can find Agatha Christie’s Potent Plant Collection, which was inspired by the potions and poisons in her books.
Along Princess Pier- Built the same year as Agatha was born and a favourite spot for her to roller-skate. Also the ferry to Greenway House leaves from here which can be booked through the Visitor Information Centre in Torquay.
Through Princess Gardens- Featuring in the novel, ABC Murders.
Past The Pavilion- The location at which Archie Christie proposed to a young Agatha after attending a Wagner concert.
Then passing the Agatha Christie Bust- Sculpted from bronze to commemorate Agatha Christie’s centenary year in 1990.
Royal Torbay Yacht Club- Frederick Miller, Agatha’s father was a prominent member of this club.
Beacon Cove- Agatha once got in trouble here whilst swimming and almost drowned! It was known at the time as “Ladies Bathing Cove”.
Imperial Hotel- This hotel featured in many of Agatha’s novels.
Terminating at Torquay Museum- Home to the Agatha Christie Gallery.
This is a fairly easy route with mostly level terrain. There are plenty of spots at which to rest and take refreshment.
The popular celebration of the worlds best crime novelist which takes place on Torre Abbey in September is the Agatha Christie festival.
For more information visit the Agatha Chrisite Website