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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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Really lovely place to visit. Watching glass being blown and the beautiful things they make, came away after buying some lovely pieces. Will definately go again. Seeing the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Really lovely place to visit. Watching glass being blown and the beautiful things they make, came away after buying some lovely pieces. Will definately go again. Seeing the artistic chocolate that is made and the hand made jewellery. The pretty cottages, the lovely tearooms, the beautiful country park. A fantastic day out.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The village is very pretty with gift shops and tea rooms. Some excellent food can be found here at reasonable prices. Very good walks are available but the craft areas were disappointing. Car parking is also very poor

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Craiova, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Lovely village. Nice place to spend an entire day, to walk and eat with family and friends. We ate at Rose Gardens Tea Rooms: Jacket Potatoes, chicken nugget and chips, fish pie. Everything was very tasteful and we drink a very good cream tea with a delicious scones. The children were very happy to see a forge, a glassblowing workshop,... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Lovely big area for walking the dog also relax on a Sunday morning with a coffee watching the cricket

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

lovely gardens and facilities. we always take friends and family there as it's so great. lovely walks and cafes and shops. great place for a picnic BUT please take your rubbish home and give it the respect it deserves.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had lunch here in this lovely village. The food really nice and fresh. And as a bonus there was a chap playing a electric piano. Some tunes could do with bringing up to date but nether the less very relaxing.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had a lovely lunch and huge cream tea in one of the cafes. and then wandered through the grounds until we got to the children's park, which entertained them greatly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Cockington Court, is very interesting, there are places to see and shops to buy from. There is a chocolate maker, delicious chocks to buy, glass maker who shows the glass objects being made. It is a very welcoming place.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We visited here in June for our second visit in 5 years. There is so much to see here and it hasn't changed since our last visit. The best thing is its free to visit. The village of Cockington is lovely with lots of thatched cottages. We visited our favourite tea room again and was not disappointed. Still the best... More 

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Wednesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

A really interesting visit into the skills of Britain which are sadly being lost. The glass blowing is of particular interest whereas the Ironmongery was not far behind.

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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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