National Trust - Greenway
Agatha Christie's Home at Greenway
During the 1930's Agatha Christie purchased Greenway as a holiday home for her family. Today the home is open to the public and has been left more or less as it was when Agatha Christie was here writing her novels. This is in a beautiful location on the River Dart in Devon and can be reached by car, steam train, vintage bus, ferry, or walking from nearby Galmpton. The rooms are open to visitors to tour and are full of her possessions including her grand piano and books. The mural in the library was pained by Americans in World War Two. For me, a visit here to see where she got inspiration to write her novels is the best part and it can at times feel as though you are walking into a crime scene. Down at the boathouse beside the river is where she set the scene for Dead Man's Folly. Walk into the entrance hall and the gong was the clue in her novel Two Gongs. A walk through the gardens here is a must with views across the River Dart. This is a beautiful home in Devon and is a joy to visit.
By Rachael Rowe , AFAR Local Expert
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