Our guided walking tours in Torquay, a town in Torbay, England encompass 20 miles of breath-taking coastal scenery.

The walking tours along the English Riviera will convey stories and fascinating facts about the people and events which have shaped its history. Not surprisingly, the Agatha Christie tour is our most popular walk - Torquay’s best-known resident!

And while you’re discovering the beauty of our South Devon walks, all the exercise and fresh air will help improve your overall well-being. So, by the end of every walk, not only are you sure to have an extra spring in your step, you’ll also be able to justify a Devon cream tea!



Timeless Torquay


• Stroll along the pier where Agatha and her friends used to roller skate

• Visit the hotel where the Rolling Stones stayed and hear the extraordinary story of a super fan's efforts to meet the band

• See the location where Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot met each other in person for the only time

• Stand at the venue that hosted the parade for the 1948 sailing Olympics

• Discover Torquay’s links with the Great Train Robbery



Beauty of the Bay


• Find out how Torquay grew from a small fishing village into an internationally renowned resort

• Watch the US Army leaving Torquay for Utah beach on 5 June 1944

• Visit one of the UK’s most spectacular Regency crescents

• Enjoy the breath-taking scenery across the bay to Brixham and Paignton

• See the church which was converted into one of Europe’s top night clubs


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A gentle introduction to
Agatha Christie


• Find out about Agatha’s early years growing up in Torquay and visit the places she and her friends used to go

• See where her first husband proposed and the hotel where they spent their honeymoon

• Learn about her involvement in both World Wars and how her time spent preparing prescriptions proved invaluable for her plots

• We’ll talk about her travels to the Middle East and her disappearance which created headlines across the world

• Discover how Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot were created


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Hidden Harbour


• Find out how Fawlty Towers was created

• Stand at the starting line of Torquay’s annual waiters’ races

• View Torquay’s opera house

• Discover how Napoleon unwittingly turned Torbay into a tourist destination

• Listen to the remarkable story of Agnes Weston and her continued impact on the welfare of sailors 100 years later


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Best of Babbacombe


• Learn about Oscar Wilde’s infamous liaison in Babbacombe

• Hear the story about John Babbacombe Lee - "the man they couldn’t hang"

• Marvel at the Victorian’s engineering as you are transported up the Cliff Railway and enjoy the spectacular views

• Stroll through an award winning, adults only park

• Find out how a dog saved Torquay United from relegation!


Friday AM
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Torbay at War


• Learn about the massive contribution Agatha Christie made during both World Wars

• Discover why the Palace Hotel was bombed, while other prestigious hotels were untouched

• Hear the story of Torbay’s residents who offered rooms to thousands of evacuees escaping the bombing

• Listen to the emotional story of Torquay’s bravest resident, who risked her life during the Second World War to help make D-Day a success

• Stand at the spot where the American troops departed for Utah beach

• Visit the graves of Torquay's two Victoria Cross recipients


Thursday
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Timeless Torquay


• Learn about the history of the Pavilion and Princess Pier

• Walk along Torquay’s sea front and witness how it’s changed over the past 100 years

• See the location where Miss Marple and Hercules Poirot met each other for the only time

• Stand at the spot where evacuees arrived during Second World War

• Discover Torquay’s links with the Great Train Robbery


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Beauty of the Bay


• Find out how Torquay grew from a small fishing village into an internationally renowned resort

• Watch the US Army leaving Torquay for Utah beach on 5 June 1944

• Visit one of the UK’s most spectacular Regency crescents

• Enjoy the breath-taking scenery across the bay to Brixham and Paignton

• See the church which was converted into one of Europe’s top night clubs


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A gentle introduction to
Agatha Christie


• Find out about Agatha’s early years growing up in Torbay and visit the places she and her friends would go

• See where her first husband proposed and where they spent their honeymoon

• Learn about her involvement in both World Wars and how her time spent preparing prescriptions proved invaluable for her plots

• We’ll talk about her travels to the Middle East and her disappearance which created headlines across the world

• Of course, no tour would be complete without referring to Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot and how they were created


Wednesday
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Hidden Harbour


• Discover some of the Torbay’s famous and infamous residents

• Find out about Torquay’s annual waiters’ races

• View Torquay’s opera house

• Stand next to the restaurant that received a direct hit during the Second World war

• See how one of the finest ballrooms in England has been taken over by penguins!




Best of Babbacombe


• Learn about Oscar Wilde’s infamous liaison in Babbacombe

• Hear the story about John Babbacombe Lee - "the man they couldn’t kill"

• Marvel at the Victorian’s engineering as you are transported up the Cliff Railway and enjoy the spectacular views (children under 16 travel free, adults £2.10 single ticket)

• Walk through an award winning, adults only park

• Find out how a dog saved Torquay United from relegation!


Friday AM
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Friday PM
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Torbay at War


• Learn about the massive contribution Agatha Christie made during both World Wars

• Discover why the Palace Hotel was bombed, while other prestigious hotels were untouched

• Find out how Torbay’s residents housed thousands of evacuees who were escaping the bombing

• Listen to the fascinating story of Torquay’s bravest resident. During the Second World War
she was captured by the Gestapo and sent to work at a concentration camp, but incredibly survived

• Stand at the spot where the American troops departed for Utah beach