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. International Agatha Christie Festival is based at Torre Abbey, Torbay’s museum of art and an English Heritage Ancient Scheduled Monument. Torquay railway station is a few minutes walk from the festival venue.
Festival events will also be taking place at Torquay Museum. A shuttle bus service runs from Torre Abbey to Greenway, Agatha Christie’s home in Kingswear overlooking the River Dart daily. Other local venues will be presenting events, talks and activities over the festival week, including the The Tale, Babbacombe Cliff Railway, Palace Theatre in Paignton and TOADS Little Theatre, Torquay.
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.