Explore the murderous locations behind Agatha Christie's books

Torquay, Devon

Explore the places in the English Riviera and South Devon that inspired Agatha Christie’s well-known books, following the trail to her favourite spots.

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Agatha Christie is one of England’s national treasures and if your interests lie firmly in her murderous mysteries then look no further than the Agatha Christie Literary Trail.

This collection of sites scattered across the English Riviera and South Devon reveals the inspiration behind over 20 of her novels, including some of her most-loved Miss Marple and Poirot mysteries.

Enjoy drinks and a meal at the Imperial Hotel in Torquay, whose sea-facing cliff top terrace provided the inspiration for the Majestic Hotel in Peril at End House and The Body in the Library.

Hempsley Cavern in The Man in the Brown Suit was based on the labyrinth-like Kents Cavern. It’s one of Europe’s most important prehistoric Stone Age caves and a simply unmissable archaeological site.

Alternately, head over to the town of Dartmouth for afternoon tea at the Royal Castle Hotel, soaking up the naval atmosphere featured in The Regatta Mystery. 

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