It’s not quite the Orient Express, but the best way to travel to Greenway, the Devon home of Agatha Christie, is on the Dartmouth Steam Railway.
The brown-and-cream coaches have wooden panelling and squishy, comfortable seats. As clouds of steam drift past windows that open, the train makes its leisurely way across a Brunel viaduct and along the self-styled English Riviera.
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The name seems apt as we pass a sea of improbably deep blue and turquoise, and bright beach huts arcing around golden sands.