Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Greenway and Compton Castle

I went to visit two National Trust properties around the English Riviera. This is the Torbay area of Devon and mostly comprises the towns of Torquay, Brixham and Paignton.

None of the properties are in the towns but as the Trust uses the twitter handle @NTRiviera to include them that'll do for me!

Greenway was the holiday home of Agatha Christie. It has limited parking and you are pointed to Green transport..... River boat or steam train.

The property is not "important"  other I guess than the association with Christie but it has a lovely setting (I can well understand why she chose it) and contains her family collections. It is well worth a visit.

Just get your book and sit and watch the world go by.

Compton Castle was the home of Sir Humphrey Gilbert who colonized Newfoundland for the English. It went to ruin until a later Gilbert bought it back and restored it. Small but a lovely rose garden.

1 comment:

Tricia Ryder said...

Greenways is lovely; and pics of Compton Castle are stunning in black & white.. an interesting place to visit..