Literary Trails: Agatha Christie’s Torquay, Devon


  Best-selling crime author, Agatha Christie, hailed from Torquay in Devon, on England’s southwest coast. Literary fans can follow in her footsteps and see many of her favourite haunts on a trip to Torquay. On the 15th September 1890, Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Barton Road, Torquay.  During her lifetime, she become one of the most prolific British crime writers, penning 79 ... Read Full Article

Enjoying Outdoor Shakespeare in Exeter, Devon


The Rougemont Gardens in Exeter, Devon come alive each summer with open air productions of Shakespeare. Whilst outdoor theatre is a common phenomenon in the UK during the summer (made all the more unforgettable by the somewhat unpredictable weather), what sets the Exeter Shakespeare in the Gardens performances apart is the fact that they occur for several weeks at a time, rather than one-off ... Read Full Article

England’s Dartmoor Prison Museum


The Dartmoor National Park, located in Devon, in southwest England, spans 368 sq miles and is characterised by its rugged moors, granite tors and windswept valleys. Whilst many people enjoy the outdoor life and activities around the moors, a more unusual museum giving insight into life inside is the Dartmoor Prison Museum, at Princetown. The small town of Princetown lies at 1300ft above sea ... Read Full Article

Instow, England: North Devon’s Hidden Gem


The North Devon coast of England is blessed with many picturesque villages, gorgeous beaches and stunning coastlines, but one gem that shouldn’t be missed is Instow. This small village is located about halfway between the towns of Barnstaple and Bideford. Most of the life in the village centres around the seafront where there’s a large expanse of golden sand dunes, a cluster of shops, ... Read Full Article