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Literary Travel: A Fan Of Agatha Christie? Here Are 5 Places You Should Visit

With this ideal vacation itinerary inspired by Agatha Christie's books, you can follow the works of the all-time favourite crime fiction writer

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Piali Gupta
July 10, 2023
5 Places You Should Visit If You Are A Fan Of Agatha Christie

5 Places You Should Visit If You Are A Fan Of Agatha Christie

“If detective stories are ‘escape literature’ (and why shouldn’t they be), the reader can escape to sunny skies and blue water as well as crime in the confines of an armchair,” Agatha Christie wrote in the foreword to Death on the Nile. You can create a “Christie Trail” itinerary based on her novels, following the motley group of sleuths, murderers, and suspects from her classic mysteries throughout the world. These are the 5 Places You Should Visit as an Agatha Christie’s Fan. 

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The wealthy Roger Ackroyd’s murder case takes us and Hercule Poirot to King’s Abbot, which is now Castle Combe (a Cotswold village). The suspense continues until the final chapter of the novel when there is a stunning discovery. Speaking of magnificent, the setting is a visual pleasure in addition to the plot. Today, the village of Castle Combe in the Cotswolds region is an ideal location for a picturesque holiday. 

Dead Man’s Folly 

With River Dart running next to it, Greenway is the secluded estate in Devon where Agatha Christie spent nearly every summer from 1938 until her death in 1976. It opened to visitors in February 2009. This tranquil setting was the inspiration for several scenes in the Poirot novels Five Little Pigs and Dead Man’s Folly. 

And Then There Were None 

The small island of Burgh off the coast of Devon is the inspiration for the setting for And Then There Were None, where it’s been given the name Soldier Island. Incidentally, Christie has stayed at the Art Deco beauty, the Burgh Hotel, which opened in 1929. The island is connected to the village of Bigbury-on-Sea by a sandbar. You can cross over on foot at low tide or by sea tractor. The hotel was also the inspiration for the Jolly Roger on Smugglers’ Island in Evil Under the Sun.  

Endless Night 

This one’s set in the Welsh moorlands. Gipsy’s Acre, a house in the countryside, seemed like a perfect dream for the couple Michael Rogers and Ellie, far away from prying eyes and pompous elite society. But the idyllic life gets punctuated by a series of fights, slow-acting cyanide, and an evil plot revolving around inheritance. Gripping! Who knew that a beautiful countryside could also be the perfect plot for a cleverly planned murder? Following the story, we find ourselves in the beautiful Welsh countryside. 

Torquay 

Though Torquay hasn’t featured in any of the books as a location, it features on our list because this is the birthplace of Christie. It hosts an annual festival to commemorate its most famous daughter with talks, street performances, film screenings, writers’ workshops, and fun events like a Murder Mystery Ball at the Grand Hotel, where Christie spent her honeymoon. 

 

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