Cockington Court

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Cockington court, Cockington, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6XA, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:30 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 01-803520022
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Garden, Park, Estate, Historical Site

About Cockington Court, Torquay

Cockington is a village built almost around 2500 years ago in Cockington Valley and was mainly known as a fishing and farming village. Cockington estate was owned by Alric the Saxon till it was bought by William Hostiarus, William De Falesia and Robert Fitz Martin and later was passed on to Robert’s son Roger who then was known as Roger De Cockington. The Cockington court, built over the remains of a medieval court was owned by the Cary family which was later sold to a rich family of silversmiths known as the Mallocks and then they sold it to The Torbay Corporation many years later.

It is a historic house which comprises of –

  • Twenty craft studios
  • Tea rooms
  • The Walled Art Garden
  • A tudor rose garden
  • Contemporary art gallery
  • Children’s play area

Cockington’s kitchen and contemporary art galleries are widely known as being regionally very important. This place has before and still does put up marvelous art exhibitions of internationally acclaimed artists and even local talents. This craft centre is maintained by the Torbay Development Agency as a Visitors attraction and innovation centre for the support of small businesses in the bay. The extensive renovation of the crafts court is funded by the European Development Fund, Torbay Council and CABE. With the work of renovation the old manor house has been converted into an office area with art workshops and galleries.

  • Other Information: You can watch artists and craftsmen work in their workshop.
  • There are glass blowers who create amazing pieces of art.
  • Enjoy the blacksmith clinging at his forge.
  • Take the aroma of the delicacies of the chocolatier.
  • The court presents a variety of events and programs. There are art and craft festivals, vintage car shows, outdoor theatre performances, summer fair, fashion shows, Easter festivals, Halloween evenings and Christmas celebrations.
  • The Miss Ivy’s revival will put up a two day festival with all things vintage, with stalls, a broncate market, refreshment, entertainment, workshops and more.
  • Don’t miss out on the ‘Happily Ever After’ Cockington Court wedding display.
  • You can also enjoy the cream tea, cream coffee, cocktails, jam scones and other treats.

Cockington Court Information

  • Check the closing hours prior to visit as they keep changing very frequently.
  • Visit the famous Drums Inn to get a lip smacking treat.

 

Cockington Court Ticket Prices

  • The entry to the events and parties need an admission amount.

Cockington Court Opening and Closing Hours

  • The latest entry hours are around an hour before the closing hour.

How To reach Cockington Court by Public Transport

  • By car from Plaignton to Livermead hotel.
  • You can opt for bus service no. 62.
  • Coaches must stop outside the village at Herbert road.
  • Trains are also available till Plaignton station.

Restaurants Near Cockington Court

  • The Drums Inn
  • The Weavers tea shop

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  • 95% of people who visit Torquay include Cockington Court in their plan

  • 86.32% of people start their Cockington Court visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Cockington Court

Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cockington Court

People normally club together Paignton Beach and Babbacombe while planning their visit to Cockington Court.

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  • Beautiful country estate and ground to walk, stomp or merely meander around. Stunning tree collection and beautifully maintained, main coffee shop is welcoming, reasonably priced and allows dogs in. Lovely rose garden, can't wait to visit again when in bloom. Lovely little artisan boutiques to explore. Wonderful place to explore, and treasures to find!

  • A wonderful place to visit. Its as if you suddenly step back in time from Torquay. Much really wonderful history. There are excellent craft shops. A real blacksmiths. Glass blowing and other workshops. Often markets and craft fairs. Cricket in the summer. And a wonderful horse and cart rude through the grounds. A wonderful little church full if history. Lots of walks around big fish ponds and forests and fields. There are food and refreshments within the building. And the wonderful Drum Inn for excellent food and drink just nearby. Just go and enjoy.

  • Beautiful place. Lovely little church. You can see a blacksmith and a glass blower at work. Tasty ice cream and fudge ☺

  • We had a great morning out in Cockington Court. The grounds were lovely to walk through, though I would recommend proper wellies or boots if the weather is wet. We had to keep our walking to the gravel paths closer to the house and the cottages as we hadn't gone with more heavy duty footwear.

  • Very pretty village. Takes you back in time. Lovely little nick nak shops. Make sure you do not go over your time on the car park.

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