Agatha Christie, the famous crime writer was born in Torquay. We hold her very dear to our hearts and you can still visit her home at Greenway, just a short drive from The 25, and now owned by the National Trust.
Tomorrow sees a special celebration at Torre Abbey which is only a five minute walk away at the end of our road. It marks 100 years since Agatha first introduced her most loved character Hercule Poirot. It also happens to be Agatha's birthday - or it would have been if she's lived to 126! Whilst at Torre Abbey you can visit their "poison garden" with some plants used as poisons in her books.
It may be too late for you to make it to the event tomorrow but each September bi-annually, there is an Agatha Christie Festival with a week long of activites. Whether you're a big fan, or just someone who's enjoyed reading her books and watching her films, then there's sure to be plenty to interest you.
Full details of the festival as they become available will be available here:
You can also register your email address for updates.
Don't worry if you're interested in Agatha Christie and come to stay in Torquay at another time of the year, you'll still find plenty to do and see. Take a look at the Agatha Christie page under the "Things to Do" heading on our website here for ideas:
Have a great time wherever you go & whatever you do on the English Riviera.