The West Country Sights

Greenway

  • Greenway Rd. Map It
  • Galmpton
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

A rewarding way to experience the River Dart is to join a cruise from Dartmouth's quay to visit Greenway, the 16th-century riverside home of the Gilbert family (Sir Humphrey Gilbert claimed Newfoundland on behalf of Elizabeth I), more famous today for its association with the crime writer Agatha Christie. Mrs. Mallowan (Christie's married name) made it her holiday home beginning in 1938, and the house displays collections of archaeological finds, china, and silver. The gorgeous gardens are thickly planted with magnolias, camellias, and rare shrubs, and richly endowed with panoramic views. Beware, however, that the grounds are steeply laid out, and those arriving by boat face a daunting uphill climb. Allow three hours to see everything; timed tickets for the house are given on arrival. Parking spaces here are restricted and must be booked in advance. Alternatively, ask at the tourist office about walking and cycling routes to reach the house, as well as a vintage bus service from Torquay and Brixham. A round-trip ticket between Dartmouth and Greenway costs £8.50 on Greenway Ferry Pleasure Cruises (www.greenwayferry.co.uk), which also operates a vintage bus service to Greenway from Torquay, Paignton, and Brixham.

Sight Information

Address:

Greenway Rd., Galmpton, TQ5 0ES, England

Map It

Phone:

01803-842382

Sight Details:

  • £9.90
  • Early Mar.–late July, and early Sept.–Oct., Wed.–Sun. 10:30–5; late July–early Sept., Tues.–Sun. 10:30–5; early Dec.–late Dec. weekends 11–4

Published 08/18/2015

Advertisement

Map View

Map of



What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all sights in The West Country

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?

Experience

Ease

Value

Don't Miss

No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE email communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.