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

2019 Openings (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
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

16th Apr 2019 - 31st May 2019

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonSpring flower walk - 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 spring highlights and pick up some tips. Booking not needed 14:00 - 14:45 Every day a member of the garden team lead a free walk and talk around the...
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23rd May 2019 - 23rd May 2019

21st June 2019 - 21st June 2019

25th July 2019 - 25th July 2019

30th Aug 2019 - 30th Aug 2019

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonSpring walk with a ranger - Greenway HouseWhy not join one of the countryside rangers for a walk through Greenway garden out to part of the estate? On the walk you will find out about the work that the National Trust rangers do to care for this special place. Prices Event ticket prices This event is free, but normal admission charges...
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9th June 2019 - 9th June 2019

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonGreenway Literary Festival - Greenway HouseWhy not get inspired at the very first Greenway Literary Festival in celebration of the ten year anniversary of Greenway House being opened to the public for the first time. Part of the #LoveGreenway year of celebrations. Booking not needed Free event (admission applies) 10:30 - 17:00 We can't...
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1st June 2019 - 31st Aug 2019

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonDaily summer garden walk - Greenway HouseWhy not join the garden team at Greenway for a free walk and talk through the glorious woodland garden. Booking not needed 14:15 - 15:00 A member of the garden team will lead you to points of interest on a walk and talk, and show you what is at it's best at this point in the season. A great way...
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5th June 2019 - 5th June 2019

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7th Aug 2019 - 7th Aug 2019

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonGreenway garden blitz - Greenway HouseOn the first Wednesday of each month the garden team blitz an overgrown or neglected area of garden - can you help? The work involves cutting down or digging out weeds, brambles, overgrown shrubs and moving debris to the shredder or bonfire. Booking essential Free event 09:30 - 16:00 No...
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6th June 2019 - 6th June 2019

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonD-Day 75th anniversary mini talks - Greenway House6 June 2019 is the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Short pop-up talks in the house will share the story of Greenway's connection to this key historic moment of the Second World War. Booking not needed 11:00 - 16:00 Volunteers will be on hand to share the story of Greenway at war,...
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7th June 2019 - 7th June 2019

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonOutdoor theatre 'Ali Baba' - Greenway HouseIllyria Theatre Company brings an action packed and laugh filled adaptation of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Booking essential 18:30 - 20:30 Book online Young Ali Baba stumbles across an enchanted cave when he overhears the magic words that open it: “Open Sesame!”. Inside the cave he finds...
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29th June 2019 - 3rd Sept 2019

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonSummer Story Maker Outdoor Quest - Greenway HouseMake a story for your summer by following a self-led trail round the garden at Greenway. Spot all the story points to complete your quest. Booking not needed 10:30 - 16:30 On the Summer Story Maker Quest you can follow a map to discover ideas for fairy tales, fantasy stories and silly books....
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19th July 2019 - 11th Aug 2019

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonThe Big Butterfly Count - Greenway HouseCan you help with The Big Butterfly Count by finding a quiet spot and seeing how many butterflies you can spot in 15 minutes? Booking not needed 10:30 - 16:30 Visitors will be able to pick up a basic butterfly ID sheet and map with some of the best spots to sit and count butterflies marked on it...
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26th July 2019 - 26th July 2019

Greenway House, nr Brixham, DevonOutdoor theatre 'Wuthering Heights - Greenway HouseJoin Heartbreak Productions for this iconic tale of a timeless love affair between two restless souls as wild and untamed as the bleak Yorkshire moors. Booking essential 18:30 - 21:00 Book online Step into the desolate realm of Wuthering Heights, home to the Earnshaw family and the mysterious...
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26th July 2019 - 26th July 2019

Outdoor theatre 'Wuthering Heights - Greenway HouseJoin Heartbreak Productions for this iconic tale of a timeless love affair between two restless souls as wild and untamed as the bleak Yorkshire moors. Booking essential 18:30 - 21:00 Book online Step into the desolate realm of Wuthering Heights, home to the Earnshaw family and the mysterious...
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23rd Aug 2019 - 23rd Aug 2019

Greenway House, Nr Brixham, DevonOutdoor theatre 'Gangsta Granny' - Greenway HouseHeartbreak Productions invites you to share in this exciting escapade, a David Walliams’ best seller adapted for the outdoor stage. They promise an evening of fun and interaction delivered in the inimitable Heartbreak style. Booking essential 18:30 - 20:30 Book online Meet Ben, an 11-year-old...
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Recent Reviews:

  • paulw1001
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Green light for GREENWAY
    5 of 5 stars
    18th May 2019
    We caught the ferry from Dittisham to Greenway which is a short trip but a nice way to soak up the atmosphere of Greenways.The house is an imposing three storey stuccoed white mansion with pleasant... Read full review
  • HJ2408
    Plymouth, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Fantastic day out
    5 of 5 stars
    20th May 2019
    Greenway offers a bit of everything from historical interest, beautiful gardens to explore, a cafe with superb food and shop with plants & NT goods. You can be as active or lazy as you wish here... Read full review
  • Mumbum52
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Beautiful
    5 of 5 stars
    20th May 2019
    We spent about three hours here, plenty to see. Lots of information provided by knowledgeable assistants and memorabilia about Agatha and her family. A charming property and grounds. Just beautiful. 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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