National Trust - Greenway

Historic House/Palace

Greenway Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 0ES

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Agatha Christie described Greenway as “the loveliest place in the world”. It was here that she had her holiday home, on the banks of the River Dart. With a long history dating back to the 1490s, the house still retains features added by all generations of occupying families. Now managed by the National Trust, the property offers visitors an extraordinary glimpse into the private life of the Queen of Crime and her family.

Greenway is a magical place to explore, with its rich historical interior and the wildness and mystery of its garden. Agatha Christie set three of her novels here, all of which feature on the Agatha Christie Literary Trail: Five Little Pigs, Dead Man’s Folly and Ordeal by Innocence. In Dead Man's Folly it appears as Nasse House, and the boat house was the scene of a murder. In Ordeal By Innocence, the house appears as Sunny Point House, and the Greenway Quay bell is used to summon the ferry to Drymouth (Dartmouth). Even the Baghdad Chest in the hallway of the house makes an appearance in The Body in the Library.

It is possible to travel to Greenway by boat (Greenway Ferry) and by steam train (Dartmouth Steam Train to Greenway Halt (involves a 30 - 40 minute walk to the house). Tickets for the steam train are available to purchase from the English Riviera Visitor Information Office in Torquay.

Parking MUST be pre-booked, but this can be done easily by visiting: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway, or calling 01803 842382.

Greenway is open daily, 10.30am-5pm, from 13 Feb until 30 October, and then 11am-4pm November and December weekends. They are also open 11am-4pm from 27-31 December.

Dogs: Welcome in the gardens and grounds but are not allowed into the house.

Guide Prices

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Non Member£12.80 per person per day

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

2018 Openings (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes

* .Greenway is open daily, 10.30am-5pm, from 13 Feb until 30 October, and then 11am-4pm November and December weekends. They are also open 11am-4pm from 27-31 December. Parking charge of £3 per session for non NT members.

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Events

30th Mar 2018 - 28th Oct 2018

Agatha Christie Festival Twilight Tours of Greenway'Agatha Christie & Collins' Exhibition - Greenway HouseAn exhibition of Christie's 'secret' letters to her longstanding publisher HarperCollins is on display in the Walled Garden, created to celebrate HarperCollins' 200th anniversary. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 10:30 - 16:30 The exhibition showcases photographs and letters...
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21st June 2018 - 30th Sept 2018

Daily garden tour - Greenway HouseEvery day a member of the garden team lead a free walk and talk around the garden. Why not join one to find out more about the history, see the seasonal highlights and pick up some tips. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue. View admission charges The...
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21st Aug 2018 - 21st Aug 2018

An audience with Sophie Hannah - Greenway HouseSophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of crime fiction and the author of the new Hercule Poirot novels. To celebrate the publication of her latest Poirot novel 'The Mystery of Three Quarters' Sophie will be talking about continuing Poirot's legacy, in the Walled Garden at Greenway,...
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21st Aug 2018 - 21st Aug 2018

Sophie Hannah book signing - Greenway HouseTo celebrate the launch of the internationally best-selling crime author Sophie Hannah's new Poirot novel 'The Mystery of Three Quarters', the author will be holding a book signing in Greenway shop. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 15:45 - 16:30 Why not come along to meet the...
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13th Sept 2018 - 13th Sept 2018

Agatha Christie literary dinner - Greenway HouseAgatha Christie literary dinner Dr John Curran is hosting a book club with a twist in honour of the upcoming anniversary of Agatha Christie's birthday. Drinks and canapés will be followed by a tour of the house, then dinner and a chaired discussion of Christie's literary works. Booking...
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13th Sept 2018 - 13th Sept 2018

18th Oct 2018 - 18th Oct 2018

Walk with a ranger - Greenway HouseWhy not join the countryside rangers for a walk through the garden to see the Autumn woodland colours? Booking not needed 11:30 - 12:30 On the walk you will find out about the work that the National Trust rangers do to care for this special place. This event is free, but normal admission...
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15th Sept 2018 - 15th Sept 2018

Greenway fête - Greenway HouseWe're celebrating the anniversary of Agatha Christie's birthday with a 1950s fête in the style of 'Dead Man's Folly.' Come and enjoy the traditional fun and games in the Walled Garden. Sat 15 Sep 2018 11:00 - 16:00 There will be a small charge at the stalls such as the coconut shy: the money...
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20th Oct 2018 - 28th Oct 2018

Agatha Christie Festival Twilight Tours of GreenwayHarvest trail - Greenway HouseCan your little-ones follow the clues around Greenway garden on this harvest-themed trail with a literary twist? Claim your small prize when you've found them all. This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue. View admission charges The basics Suitability - Children are...
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8th Dec 2018 - 9th Dec 2018

14th Dec 2018 - 16th Dec 2018

21st Dec 2018 - 24th Dec 2018

27th Dec 2018 - 31st Dec 2018

Agatha Christie Festival Twilight Tours of Greenway1950s pop-up cinema - Greenway HouseA pop-up 1950s cinema is returning to Greenway. A collection of crime films curated by Sophie Hannah, bestselling author of crime fiction, will be screened in a cosy vintage-style cinema marquee at Agatha Christie's holiday home. The films to be screened will be announced on the website nearer the...
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Recent Reviews:

  • Anthony H
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    family day out
    4 of 5 stars
    13th Aug 2018
    All nine of us and two dogs visited this lovely house, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit, nice gardens, beautifully kept and presented. Enjoyed the character and atmosphere of the premises. The staff... Read full review
  • Bmoe
    uk
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Loved it
    5 of 5 stars
    13th Aug 2018
    We visited on a drizzly day but managed to do everything and it was still stunning. There are lots of Agatha’s personal item which made it feel like she was still there. There are first edition... Read full review
  • CCS1985
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fabulous place
    5 of 5 stars
    12th Aug 2018
    Lovely place to visit come rain or shine steeped in rich history and lots of info about the Agatha Christie family if you’re a fan ! Walk down to the boat house very steep if you have mobility issues... Read full review

Directions

Road Directions

A3022 signposted Brixham. Turn right into Greenway road. Follow the road for 2 miles.

If you are driving then you will need to pre-book your car parking space. Limited spaces available. To book a space, go online to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/greenway or contact 01803 842382.

Public Transport Directions

It is possible to travel to Greenway by ferry (Greenway Ferry) and by steam train (Dartmouth Steam Train to Greenway Halt (involves a 30 - 40 minute walk to the house)). Tickets for the steam train are available to purchase from the English Riviera Visitor Information Office in Torquay.

Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Parking & Transport

  • On Bus Route - Vintage bus from Torquay, Paignton and Brixham Park and Ride
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups

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