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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.
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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Step inside Powderham Castle; home to the 18th Earl of Devon, built by Sir Philip Courtenay in 1391 and one of England's finest stately homes.
Location: Kenton, Exeter, Devon
'(I have) Never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.' -Steven Spielberg
Location: Dartmoor, Devon
Get ready for a thrill-seeking break spent kayaking or coasteering around Exmoor's dramatic landscapes.
Location: Exmoor National Park, Devon /Somerset
From its rich maritime and wartime history to Otto Overbeck’s ‘electrical rejuvenator’, Salcombe is filled with historic gems.
Location: Salcombe, Devon
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