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International Agatha Christie Festival takes place in Torquay, the birthplace of Agatha Christie. Torquay is one of a three coastal towns set around the sheltered Tor Bay, interspersed with the many beaches and coves that make up the English Riviera, a designated UNESCO Global Geopark with a geology, landscape and coastline of international significance.

The main venue for the International Agatha Christie Festival is Torre Abbey, Torbay’s museum of art and an English Heritage Ancient Scheduled Monument. Torquay railway station is a few minutes walk.

Festival events also take place at other locations in the area. In the past these have included Torquay Museum, Greenway, Agatha Christie’s home in Kingswear overlooking the River Dart, as well as the Palace Theatre and the Lucky Seven Club in Paignton.

For comprehensive information on accommodation across Torbay, the English Riviera Tourism Company provides details, availability and links to restaurants, hotels, bed & breakfast and private accommodation to suit a broad range of requirements and budgets.