September events: Experience Agatha Christie's Riviera in Devon

Torquay, Devon

Discover Agatha Christie's Riviera and follow in her footsteps by attending her namesake festival, and walking the Agatha Christie Mile in the bustling harbour town of Torquay.

Agatha Christie, the world's most famous crime writer, was born in Torquay in 1890. Many of the English Riviera’s locations can be recognized in her novels. From the Agatha Christie Mile to the International Agatha Christie Festival and her beloved estate at Greenway, the English Riviera is the place to discover the real Christie.  

The International Agatha Christie Festival dates always fall around the 15th September, to celebrate Agatha’s birthday. The programme includes guest author talks from leading crime writers, murder mystery dinners, tea parties and much more.  

Drift back into the style and opulence of the Jazz Age as you retrace Agatha’s steps on the Agatha Christie Literary Trail based on the 20 special places that inspired her life and works.

There’s also the famous Agatha Christie Mile in Torquay, which takes people to some of the additional places that were so special to her in her younger years. 

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