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Address: Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
Phone Number:
+44 1803 607230
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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best time in Torquay. So quaint and interesting ( and FREE ! )

we loved the visit to Cockington. a Place full of history and so beautiful. Wear sensible shoes for the garden walks

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we loved the visit to Cockington. a Place full of history and so beautiful. Wear sensible shoes for the garden walks

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sorry to say but the Ploughmans lunch was so disappointing the Baguette was rock hard we could not cut or rip! the colour was off putting as well! we asked for fresh ones which not quite so bad but still not good no care was taken still over cooked. we were not made to feel comfortable with our complaint but... More 

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Rogiet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely calm place, only really had time to visit the craft centre and stop for a drink. Would have loved to have spent more time here walking around. We had a giggle at Punch and Judy in the grounds, had a chat with the horse and carriage driver and petted the horse, bought chocolate and handmade glass. Would definitely return... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a must see place to visit and its free. So beautifully preserved and all the surrounding cottages to visit and wander around

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Langport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super walks which you can finish off with a lovely cup of Tea,Cofee and cakes in the lovely tea rooms

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always stop here for a welcome pot of tea after walking the dog around Cockington and the lakes. The staff are always helpful and the service is quick and friendly. There's is a good choice of food should you wish and vegetarians are catered for. Dogs are also welcome inside the restaurant.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to walk the dog, a pub and cafes for recharging the batteries, craftsmen in their workshops showing off their wares, lovely gardens to sit in, cricket to watch whilst having a picnic, all hidden in a little oasis but with lots to offer.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Married here in 29/04/2017, absolutely beautiful. The grounds are well kept, the village is stunning and it was an all round beautiful day. The registry office is beautifully laid out, the registrars are simply wonderful, helpful from beginning to end. Nice pub, great place to visit but make sure you bring something for your kids to do outside....bit boring for... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very good place for a stop after a walk in the marvellous gardens of cockington a very pretty place this place looks like a picture postcard where ever you look 👀 it's like going back in time and the cream tea is what Devon is all about 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀👍

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pretty village of Cockington and Cockington Court are very nice places to visit for a quiet afternoon away from the busy nearby towns. It's remarkable that this quiet village is so close to Torquay and Paington. There are pleasant walks in and around the village as well as a good number of cafes and a good pub/restaurant. Cockington is... More 

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