Plot to foil at Babbacombe Cliff Railway

Sunday 9 September will be full of intrigue, fun and clue-solving at Babbacombe Cliff Railway where budding sleuths are needed to help foil a mystery murder plot.

The event is set in April 1926 on the original opening date of Babbacombe Cliff Railway and Cliff Railway passengers who arrive between 10am and 4pm on Sunday 9 September will be given all the information they need to help them find clues and report their findings to the patrolling 1926 constable.

Visitors will be entertained by live 1920s music throughout the day from bands “Silhouette” and “High Society” who will be playing down on Oddicombe Beach and the Babbacombe Ukulele Group will be greeting visitors when they arrive at the top station with a selection of period songs. If that wasn’t enough there’s going to be some great Lindy Hop dancing going on too.

Nicky Allen, Marketing Officer for the Cliff Railway says “We’re hoping to transport everyone back to April 1926 and the opening of Babbacombe Cliff Railway. There will be a selection of characters dressed in 1920s costumes who have a number of clues and red herrings to impart to help solve our fictitious mystery. If you enjoy a bit of clue-solving, fancy a fun day out or just want to relax and enjoy the great entertainment we’ve laid on, then Babbacombe Cliff Railway is the place to be on Sunday 9 September. Most importantly we need people to spread the word – the more people we have to help us foil the dastardly plot, the better.”

Babbacombe Cliff Railway Mystery Fun Day is part of the Agatha Christie Festival which runs from 9th to 16th September and which has loads of other great events going on in and around the English Riviera during that period.

To join in the Cliff Railway Mystery fun just go along to the Cliff Railway from 10am on Sunday 9 September, buy your ticket to ride the railway and enjoy the clue-solving, 1920s atmosphere and great entertainment.

For more information on the Babbacombe Cliff Railway and the Mystery event go to For all the latest on the Agatha Christie Festival visit