Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A house tour is announced
Back in 1493 Greenway was established but it was until 1700 that the central part of the main house was built alongside Greenway Court. What's so interesting about Greenway? Well, back in 1938 a British writer named Agatha Christie bought the house, which became the family's summer house up until 1950.

Now Greenway will open to the public, complete with guide tours, country walks and special events. There's even a cottage on the property that you can let and an apartment in the main house that's also available (if you can get a reservation and have the money for the privilege).

Still, Greenway is a place of destination for all fans of the amazing Agatha. Not that it's the place where she wrote all of her books -- you'll have to travel to Turkey's Hotel Pera Palace, for example, to visit the room where she wrote "Murder on the Orient Express." Still, there's plenty of Christie around Greenway. She was born in Torquay and a plaque for the Agatha Christie Mile can be found at Torre Abbey in Torquay.

Greenway is in southwest England, north of Dartmoor and west of Brixham in Devon. It opens to the public Saturday.

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