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Address: around Torquay, Torquay, England

Discover more about this popular and intriguing writer by following this...

Discover more about this popular and intriguing writer by following this one-mile trail that leads to places she knew and loved: along the busy harbor and stretching along the palm-lined seafront and promenades.

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Fun way to explore Torquay

Must confess have visited Torquay many times and never previously thought to do this. It's only a mile gentle walk starting at the Imperial or Grand Hotels either end of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 28, 2016
Ruth O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Must confess have visited Torquay many times and never previously thought to do this. It's only a mile gentle walk starting at the Imperial or Grand Hotels either end of the promenade. The trail launched in 1990 and we struggled to find all of the Agatha plaques as couldn't find a reliable source of the trail online but we visited:... More 

Thank Ruth O
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Having just returned from Torquay we were bleseed with lovely autumnal weather. What could be better than doing this gentle stroll and taking in the beautiful scenery.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Torquay was a relatively minor settlement until the mid 19th Century when the railway linked it to the rest of the UK. The improved transport connections saw Torquay expand rapidly to cater for the area’s popularity with the Victorian’s desire to explore. After the First World War the Great Western Railway Company extensively promoted Torquay, helping the town to become... More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Wander along the seafront to the west of Torquay Harbour to the Grand Hotel and you have one of the most delightful views in England. Across the bay is Brixham and just peeping round the corner, Paignton. Lots of seats to rest your legs in addition to those along the pier and just watch the world go by - pople... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

A nice walk through Torquay, but not very well signed. Without map one would not find the stations. You can fetch the map at the tourist office at the harbour front, just next to the statue of Agatha Christie.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

A lovely walk around the local area of Torquay, easy walking and the opportunity to look at the local history. Probably not ideal during bad weather.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

Gave us a great insight into this famous mystery writer - was so good I expected either Miss Marple or Hercules Poirot to arrive

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

We did this walk a couple of times from our hotel without actually realising that it was part of the Agatha Christie mile. It was only when we saw some plaques on some buildings that we realised we had done it as we were trying to find out where the mile was.

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

The house was very interesting and contained much about Agatha's life there. The peaceful setting overlooking the river Dart was very relaxing and the weather helped to create an interesting visit

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

Just joined NT so decided to visit. Bought ticket to travel by bus, steam train and bus which worked out quite nicely (enjoyed the steam train). A bit wet so went into house first but a bit busy (due to weather I think). Then went into grounds. Lovely gardens but hilly in places. For some reason I struggled with layout... More 

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