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



Re-Opening Monday 6th July 2020

We are delighted to confirm that we will be re-opening the hotel and our restaurant on Monday 6th July. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal customers for their patience and understanding and for all the support you have shown us over the last four months.

Although your next stay with us will be slightly different, it will still be the same calm and peaceful, relaxing and restorative place you have come to know and love. A place where you can not only unwind, but enjoy great food and hospitality.

Be confident and reassured that we are providing an environment which conforms to government guidelines and industry best practices and will be as safe and secure as we can possibly make it. The health and well-being of everyone who visit us, as well as or staff remains our overriding priority

Initially, in order to ensure we can maintain the required social distance, we will only be open to guests booked to stay here in the hotel. It has seemed a long time since we closed our doors back in late March and so it will be a great joy to see our customers returning.

Booking with us

If you have a booking that was cancelled and would like to re-book, please email us at and quote your original booking reference number with your chosen dates. 

If you would like to make a new booking we have 10% off all our rates when you stay 2 nights or more in July to get this discount book online here at and enter the code 2NIGHT10 in the promotion code field.

This offer will apply to any room type when you book online

See you soon!
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