Torbay at War
Torbay at War
This circular walk meets outside The English Riviera Tourist Information Office in Vaughan Parade, Torquay TQ2 5JG. See photo
The walk takes us past the Pavilion, along Princess Gardens and Princess Pier, towards The Grand Hotel and Torquay station, before returning via Torre Abbey, over Rock Walk and around the harbour, finishing at Haldon Pier.
For every walker that join us, £1.00 will be donated to the South West Coast Path in support of their efforts in maintaining this wonderful route.
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Graham didn’t just take us on a walk but rather a historical adventure around Babbacombe. From the first step he related interesting information about the people and places that lived... read more or visited this delightful coastal town through the ages. Featuring Oscar Wilde, John Lee and Queen Victoria’s lady in waiting, to name but a few; Graham told fascinating stories whilst we walked down to and along Oddicombe Beach. The funicular railway brought us back to Babbacombe and the end of our tour. It was fun and informative and for that we highly recommend and thank Graham.
I have just completed this absolutely excellent tour with Graham and he is extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. Although we started in pouring rain it added to the Agatha Christie experience,... read more but then came blue skies and I met some wonderful ladies on the tour and they were all so interesting and enjoying their short break in Torquay.
Thank you Graham for a super walk and I look forward to some of your other walking tours.
The tour guide make Agatha Christie’s autobiography come alive for me but I noticed even those who didn’t know her enjoyed learning about her. He was knowledgable & engaged... read more with all attendees.
Our mid-August stay in Torquay developed into a far greater experience than we had anticipated, and this is in part thanks to this comprehensive tour. In addition to the beautiful... read more views and best fish and chips we’ve had - our 3 hour tour of Agatha Christie’s relationship with Torquay by our very knowledgable and enthusiastic guide Graham, was the icing on the cake of our trip.
Enjoying a beautiful walk along the harbour and up at greater heights, we enjoyed anecdotes not just about Christie’s life but about Torquay’s history as well.
My family and I all agreed that this was the highlight of our trip, and we’d recommend it to anyone wanting to enjoy a surprisingly fun-filled, coastline tour of Christie’s long and incredible life, alongside insights into Torquay’s history we had not anticipated.
We had an absolutely fabulous walking tour with Graham during our recent visit to Torquay. It was great fun, enjoyed by me - a huge Agatha fan! - and my... read more husband and daughter. Graham is friendly and very knowledgeable about Agatha, as well as Torquay, which made the tour really interesting. What better day to recommend this fabulous walk - on Agatha's birthday! Definitely book if you are visiting, such an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours, you won't regret it. Thanks Graham.
As every reviewer has written Graham is an outstanding guide. My wife and I took the Agatha Christie tour on Sept 23rd and thoroughly enjoyed it. Although we have read... read more a few of her novels the majority of our knowledge of her works comes from TV and film. However, as a result of Graham's tour we have both promised to rectify that. We found Graham to be extremely informative but also presented the information as if we were friends out for an afternoon walk in a very relaxed, small group. Graham took us around a number of locations which we had already seen during out stay but had no idea what they actually were which was an added bonus for us. At the end of the tour he was also kind enough to spend some time with us discussing the best places to eat and visit for the remainder of our stay. Therefore, I would recommend Graham as being an essential part of anyone's stay in Torquay and will be going on another tour with him when we return. His tour was definitely a highlight of our stay. Thank you!!
Excellent three hours spent in the company of the very knowledgeable Graham. He brought the story of Agatha Christie to life and he kept us all interested from start to... read more finish. Pay attention as he does ask questions! This was, by far, the best walking tour we have been on.
What a bargain this tour was! Graham is a well informed and thoughtful guide. We walked around the town and discovered areas that otherwise we would easily have overlooked. I... read more strongly recommend this tour, a pleasure and good fun. Comfortable shoes highly recommended
Me and my family walked the ‘beauty of the bay’ tour, lead by our fantastic guide graham, we learnt so many facts about the history of Torquay and the bay,... read more and discovered many beautiful places. The tour was absolutely wonderful, and we learnt so much along the way!