International Agatha Christie Festival – Agatha Christie and The Ghosts of Devon with David Phillips

David Phillips has studied the ghost stories of Torbay for nearly 30 years now and is certain that Agatha Christie would have been aware of most of them during her lifetime.

Through his storytelling, David will take you on a journey that connects Agatha to many of these tales and then whisk you off to Burgh Island before reaching Dartmoor which also had an impact on her writings, and share with you some of the myths and legends that she would certainly have been aware of back in her day.

David’s storytelling takes place inside St Nicholas’ Priory, Exeter’s oldest building, dating back to 1087.


St Nicholas Priory

Founded by William the Conqueror in 1087, St Nicholas Priory was home to Benedictine monks for over 400 years and is the oldest building in Exeter. In 1536, like other monasteries, it was closed and the remains became the home of wealthy Tudor merchants.

St Nicholas Priory is in Mint Lane with walking access from Fore Street or Bartholomew Street West.
The nearest car park is Mary Arches Street (5 mins). Parking at Smythen Street and Harlequin Shopping Centre is also available.  Exeter Central railway station (10 mins). The bus station is a 15-minute walk away with many buses stopping on the High Street (1o mins).


Unfortunately, only the ground floor of our building is wheelchair-accessible.

Accessible loos and nappy-changing facilities.

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Sep 12 2022





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St Nicholas Priory
Mint Lane, Off Fore Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3BL
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