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“Beautiful trails”
Review of Cockington Court

Cockington Court
Ranked #13 of 63 things to do in Torquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Wellington, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful trails”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Beautiful scenery.. that went on forever. You felt like you were stepping back in time. Wonderful shops, but a bit overpriced. I would go to walk around and look, but not to buy.

Visited January 2013
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“Good day out”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Set in nice gardent Cockington court has a gift shop & cafe. There are seperate shops in the grounds including a great chocolate shop.
The grounds include a very odd cricket pitch & Cockington has a good pub.
Well worth a visit.

Visited August 2012
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Westerham, United Kingdom
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“worth a look”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Some lovely art galleries and unusual little gift shops, set in pretty gardens. I went on New Year's day so unfortunately some shops were not open. I would have loved to go in and have a look around as there were some lovely items on display. Stables with horse and carriage rides available, and a lovely cafe in the old house. It is definitely worth a little visit.

Visited December 2012
Thank Jan230
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“Santa at Cockington Court”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

We've just come back from Cockington Court following a visit to the "Winter Wonderland Grotto" with our 5year old Grandson. Absolute magic! Met by Santa's elves and their 'we believe' jars of magic sparkle, a story, Jingle Bells singing, and then taken in to see the great man himself in the old kitchen of the house. Father Christmas was superb with the children, and of course gave each one a gift. All this for a £1 - best value for miles, and in a superb setting.

Visited December 2012
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

This was a very interesting place to visit and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there. Next time we will allow more time to enjoy it.

Visited November 2012
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