Cockington Court, Torquay

Cockington Court, Torquay - Address, Phone Number

Address: Cockington court, Cockington, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6XA

Phone: 01-803520022

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:30 am - 04:00 pm Details

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Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Garden, Park, Estate, Historical Site

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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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Cockington Court, Torquay Reviews - Write a Review

  • Fantastic place to relax with the family. Children can run around safely and stay in view so they can let off steam. Some small shops have been added since I last visited around 15 years ago. Lovely cream teas. Also worth visiting the church. Very historic.

  • A wonderful place to spend an afternoon wandering about the grounds. The craft centre is great and my little one was fascinated by seeing the glass blowers working. The café is brilliant was very good and reasonably priced food and drinks. Highly recommended for cheap afternoon out.

  • Catch 62 bus from marina side opposite Debenhams on Torquay. Very pretty surroundings with unusual thatch cottages and old wheel mill. Lovely ice-cream. A few craft stalls with good glass blowing with very good items on sale. Food at the manor is privy because only outlet there.

  • Good walks around the grounds, including the lakes and gardens. Nice tea room also has outdoor eating area. Dogs on leads allowed inside. Nice shop in the main building, some craft workshops to investigate behind, plus other shops eg craft/ chocolate / gifts. Lost a star because of 3 niggles - the toilets inside the court were not as clean as they could be, some of the shops do not open on Mon/ Tues ( we were there on a Monday), and the kitchen garden appeared very uncared for. Parking £1 per hour up to 3 hours, £4.50 over 3 hours.

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  • Beautiful place with large open space. Chocolate factory yummmy watch as they made decorative objects. Very pricey though.

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