At the mouth of the River Dart, just a short journey from the English Riviera, stands the naval town of Dartmouth, a major destination for tourists from the UK and overseas.
Agatha Christie set her short story The Regatta Mystery - which features in the collection of stories The Problem at Pollensa Bay - in Dartmouth. The plot involves the disappearance of a famous diamond during the regatta and fair, and the Royal Castle Hotel is represented by the Royal George Hotel. Dartmouth also appears as Drymouth in Ordeal by Innocence, when the Greenway Quay bell is rung to summon the ferry to Drymouth.
The town features on the Agatha Christie Literary Trail through the English Riviera and South Devon, and her holiday home Greenway sits on the banks of the river not too far away. Ferry trips regularly run along the river to the house.
This is an extraordinary glimpse into the private holiday home of the famous and much-loved author...2.23 miles away
Agatha Christie was a keen, if nervous, golfer and regularly played at both Churston and Torquay...3.26 miles away
When holidaying at Greenway, Agatha Christie regularly attended the Church of St Mary the Virgin in...3.44 miles away
Elberry Cove is a romantic impressive shingle beach with beautiful cystal blue clear waters a...3.8 miles away
Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway from Paignton is the holiday line with steam trains running...5.83 miles away
This lovely little sandy beach lies to the south of Torre Abbey Sands, close to Abbey Meadows. With...7.31 miles away
Agatha Christie's honeymoon hotel.7.6 miles away
Beacon Cove is a haven away from the main beach of Torquay and is close to Living Coasts, the...7.65 miles away
The hotel provided the inspiration for the Majestic Hotel in two of Christie's novels - Peril at...7.66 miles away
The Royal Torbay Yacht Club hosts many prestigious sailing championships including inter alia, the...7.68 miles away
Drift back into the style and opulence of the Jazz Age as you retrace the steps of the world’s...7.68 miles away
Just a mile from Torquay seafront, you'll discover the beautiful thatched village of Cockington,...7.8 miles away
Greenway Ferry & Pleasure Cruises offer a wide range of family trips which start in the English...7.89 miles away
Step through the ancient doors of Torre Abbey and uncover the story of one of the south west’s most...7.93 miles away
Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890 and the English Riviera celebrated her centenary in...7.94 miles away
Do not touch! is the warning for all visitors to the Potent Plants Garden at Torre Abbey. Discover...7.94 miles away