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Address: Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 607230
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Cockington has so much to see from an old smiddy to glass blowing to seeing them making horseshoes and lots of lovely gardens

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cockington has so much to see from an old smiddy to glass blowing to seeing them making horseshoes and lots of lovely gardens

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Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the easiest place to find but well worth the visit. Nice lunch at the cafe overlooking a lake with a pianoist playing. Extensive grounds with a hall a church and gardens to be explored plenty of craft shops to explore I bought an unusual bird table. As well as all this some less able members of our party were... More 

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Thank Donald R
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very pleasant place to spend a couple of hours. It is accessed from the Harbour in Torquay via the No 62 bus. [no service on Sunday]. The grounds are extensive and nice to walk around. The craft shops are interesting as well.

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Thank ojmmstewart
Caterham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cockington Court has the registry office located inside so if you are lucky you'll be able to see someone getting married. On the ground floor is the cafe, which is dog friendly . Homemade cake are scruffy and good value, go to visit while strolling around

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England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent all afternoon here exploring all the gardens, house and the church. Beautiful place. We bought some of the glass that had been blown there.

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1 Thank Kendene
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cockington Court is tremendous. It is definitely a 'must do' for Torquay. The gardens are beautiful with squirrels jumping about. There are several quite astonishing trees and a v interesting area with traditional craftspeople. We bought the chocolates handmade on site.

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Thank Lise_Noon
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a friends wedding in cocking on court. What a amazing place to get married. Photos in the garden area. There is a pub nearby for food and drink.

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Thank Elaine C
southampton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was really looking forward to coming here and was disappointed to find nothing was going on apart from the woodcarver, felt walked all that way for nothing: tea room at start was nice though and good price

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a nice day walking round this estate witchis steeped in local history. For me it was sad to see the lakes is such a poor condition all silted up with the fish trying to survive in the shallow water.

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Thank daleold
Bridgwater, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place FREE to visit with lovely grounds and lake to stroll around. The chocolate shop was well worth a visit and tasted delicious as well as the many other activities always going on there. Don't forget to sample the homemade cakes with a nice pot of tea before you leave.

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