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Cockington Court

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Address: Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 607230
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Just a mile from Torquay seafront only minutes by foot by car, bike and...
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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Well worth a visit, take a picnic and your walking boots to make a day of it. One down side the loos inthe first car park are a disgrace particular as there is a 20p charge to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Swindon
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Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, take a picnic and your walking boots to make a day of it. One down side the loos inthe first car park are a disgrace particular as there is a 20p charge to use them.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The multiplicity of car parks left us both confused, frustrated and out of pocket. Effectively the village with its shops and restaurants are low down, and the craft studios, the manor house and the rose gardens were half a mile up the hill. If you are disabled so that you find walking up hill difficult, you will need to park... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Lovely place enjoyed watching the glass blower at work and other craft shops the cafe was excellent enjoyed a lovely devon tea the thached cottages in the village were very pretty

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Although my title says it's nothing special....to be found 10 mins from the heart of Torquay is quite amazing. The indoor gallery is worth a quick visit with local artists exhibiting their talents is also worth a look. Also very reasonably priced.

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Cornwall
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Fell upon this by chance what a beautiful village , with a working Forge in the centre surrounded by thatched cottages one of which has a stunning garden and large pond , and a tea room which serves delicious food while you enjoy the pianist who plays a variety of music for all ages to enjoy . the Main house... More 

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Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Lovely area,beautiful scenery, lots to see in the court,different trades and shops,you can walk there or ride in a horse and carriage which we did,delightful.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

go here every year we visit torquay, cafe is wonderful serving cream teas and snacks the lemon drizzle cake was gorgeous!! pots of tea was lovely, i purchase glass everytime from the glassblowing shop and handmade chocolates, lots of gift shops and lots of things to see the village church in there the history etc is well worth a visit,

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A wonderful day spent around the Court and gardens, particularly like the craft areas, bought some pieces of glass made on site, but lunch at the nearby pub was not brilliant.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Nice cafe.It does lovely sandwiches and has a variety of cakes.Can take dogs in if raining.Staff very friendly and helpful.One star deducted sadly because the toilets were not in a very clean condition,maybe this could be sorted as a very popular place

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Weston super Mare
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Beautiful scenery, stunning setting + arboretum. Glassblowing + local art on display. The rose garden was very aromatic + pretty. The organic garden and bee hives were interesting to see and the skill of the chocolatier was amazing to watch. The only downside was the lack of information regarding car parking for Blue Badge holders + access for mobility scooters.... More 

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CentreDirector, Manager at Cockington Court, responded to this review

Dear Lucy, I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Cockington Court and I believe we actually met yesterday and had a lovely chat in the visitor welcome point when I guessed that you had unfortunately parked in the far car park which is not managed by the Court/TDA(Torbay Development Agency) but the TCCT(Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust) For... More 

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Additional Information about Cockington Court

Address: Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 607230
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Torquay
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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