The Agatha Christie Mile – Torquay
Dame Agatha Christie DBE CBE was born Agatha May Clarissa Miller on 15th September 1898 in Torquay. Agatha was the youngest of three children born to Clarissa Boehmer and Frederick Miller, an American stockbroker.
During the first world war Agatha worked as a nurse in a hospital and later in the hospital pharmacy where she gained the knowledge about poisons that proved so useful in her detective novels.
Across the English Riviera you will find many locations linked with Agatha’s life and works. Many are easily accessible or open to the public and all combine to make a visit to the home of the Queen of Crime a must for all fans.
The Agatha Christie Mile was established in 1990, her centenary year, and marks 11 specific locations along a one mile route around Torquay seafront, each marked by a centenary plaque.
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 harbour and stretching along the palm-lined seafront and promenades.
Some of the plaque locations include; The Grand Hotel, Princess Pier, Princess Gardens, The Pavillion, Agatha Christie Bust, The Strand, Torquay Museum, Royal Torbay Yacht Club, Beacon Cove, Imperial Hotel, Kents Cavern, Torquay Train Station, Cockington and Oldway Mansion.