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Address: Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
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+44 1803 607230
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Just a mile from Torquay seafront only minutes by foot by car, bike and the...

Just a mile from Torquay seafront only minutes by foot by car, bike and the 62 bus, historic Cockington Court is nestled within 460 acres of stunning grounds. If driving drive up past the Drum you will find our closest visitor car park at the back of the Court. Our Court car park has plenty of disabled parking and it is free to blue badge holders. The Court is managed by TDA(Torbay Development Agency)and has undergone a stunning restoration project with additional new build to offer over 22 contemporary craft and studios and creative spaces. Cockington Court craft centre is now home to over 27 businesses and is a very successful popular wedding venue. There is an exciting new Visitor Welcome point and retail contemporary Gallery in the Grade 11 listed manor house which showcases all resident studio makers craft work and also exhibits external local craft makers. Visitors are encouraged by Court staff to visit the craft studios directly to meet and see makers at work. There are highly talented glass blowers, ceramicists, jewellers, textile such as lace maker and upholsterer sculptors, a bespoke tailor, blacksmith's, leatherworker, printmaker, soap & candle makers, restorers and even prop maker and a chocolatier! There is also stunning wedding rooms,the kitchen gallery showing contemporary art and craft work and interpretation room describing local history. There is also an annual events and craft workshops with a programme to suit all ages and abilities, check our website for details. Don't miss the ornamental lakes, walled garden and play park. Cockington Court is a Free cultural attraction set in stunning grounds very dog friendly and perfect for all the family!

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Beautiful grounds and surrounding areas

After visiting the glass blowers, metal and wood craft, chocolate and various other shops at Cockington. Take the walk up to the big house, the grounds are beautiful and great fun... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
sacollins2015
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After visiting the glass blowers, metal and wood craft, chocolate and various other shops at Cockington. Take the walk up to the big house, the grounds are beautiful and great fun for children, they love rolling down the small grass hills. Perfect place for the family picnic.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is situated in the middle of a lovely estate, ideal for walking and dog exercising. Courtyard with live crafts a good visit. The main house contains a pleasant snack restaurant and gift shop. Wedding venue and conference centre. Paid car parking.

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Thank Mike M
Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a works team day in the Court, which was great, we ordered food in the cafe/restaurant which was served in good time with no problems, all in all a lovely setting, great service.

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Thank Beannie C
Nympsfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to visit on New Year's Day - no information saying that everything would be shut - absolutely nothing to see or do, so we wasted money parking. Very disappointing.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think my trip here was marred somewhat as I went a few days after Christmas and most of the shops were closed, but the scenery was lovely and very 'chocolate box'. The grounds were not maintained very well, however, and could be improved. It was quite nice strolling around, and so close to Torquay too. Worth a visit if... More 

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great uplifting walks, the autumnal colours were playing in sunshine. I can't wait to see the finished ponds too. The workshops offer an interesting insight into the craftsman's work.

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Thank Andrea_Railean
Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

If you come Torquay you should 100% go and see Cockington its is a very large historical park with horse and cart but this is only in the summer and there is lot of different thing to see here suck as Blacksmith and glass makers and stables and cafes and Church its is like a little town with in the... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely grounds but upkeep does not compare with National Trust. Perhaps it was because we visited out of season.

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Thank Tessa L
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Some really great studios provide original crafted products and designer art from various excellent local entrepreneurs. We particularly liked the products of 'Cathy Hilton Artisan' - great presents!

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time looking through the park and exhibits surrounding apples,cider,plus the usual shops they have on site (glassblowing,blacksmith,chocolate etc.). A day well worth the trip any time of year as there is also a tea shop on site.

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