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Address: Cockington, Torquay TQ2 6XA, England
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+44 1803 607230
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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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Very interesting craft shops

I took my disabled mother and was able to park up right outside the craft shops. Quite a few were closed (well, it was Monday in February but as it was half term we had hoped... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my disabled mother and was able to park up right outside the craft shops. Quite a few were closed (well, it was Monday in February but as it was half term we had hoped that more would be open). The quality of the craft shops is very good and we enjoyed wandering around. We also visited the church... More 

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to stop off at Cockington for a coffee and ended up staying for half a day. After a period of rain the ground was quite wet, but we were still able to enjoy a stroll around the grounds - the lakes have recently been cleared and a lot of work completed on new paths, etc and should look... More 

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Able to take our dog on and sit down for some lovely scones still warm! By the way jam first then cream!!!

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Thank wonrek55
torquay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have loved locally for many years ,as a hotelier i get asked many times where too go etc .... and cockinton is such a place .....just a lovely day out .

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After visiting the glass blowers, metal and wood craft, chocolate and various other shops at Cockington. Take the walk up to the big house, the grounds are beautiful and great fun for children, they love rolling down the small grass hills. Perfect place for the family picnic.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is situated in the middle of a lovely estate, ideal for walking and dog exercising. Courtyard with live crafts a good visit. The main house contains a pleasant snack restaurant and gift shop. Wedding venue and conference centre. Paid car parking.

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Thank Mike M
Torquay, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had a works team day in the Court, which was great, we ordered food in the cafe/restaurant which was served in good time with no problems, all in all a lovely setting, great service.

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Thank Beannie C
Nympsfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went to visit on New Year's Day - no information saying that everything would be shut - absolutely nothing to see or do, so we wasted money parking. Very disappointing.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I think my trip here was marred somewhat as I went a few days after Christmas and most of the shops were closed, but the scenery was lovely and very 'chocolate box'. The grounds were not maintained very well, however, and could be improved. It was quite nice strolling around, and so close to Torquay too. Worth a visit if... More 

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Great uplifting walks, the autumnal colours were playing in sunshine. I can't wait to see the finished ponds too. The workshops offer an interesting insight into the craftsman's work.

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