Cockington Court

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  • Address: Cockington court, Cockington, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6XA, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:30 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 01-803520022
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Garden, Park, Estate, Historical Site

Cockington Court - Review

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 Address: Cockington court, Cockington, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6XA, United Kingdom
  • Cockington Court Contact Number: 01-803520022
  • Cockington Court Timing: 10:30 am - 04:00 pm
  • Cockington Court Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Cockington Court(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Cockington Court: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Cockington Court

  • 94.55% 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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Cockington Court, Torquay Reviews

  • Old estate with manor house and thatched cottages. In the village, take afternoon tea in the garden listen to the pianist or visit the gift shops and ice cream parlour. The information centre provides all you need to know and has some activities for small children and a nice gift shop. Walk around the gardens in the main house. Visit the church and craft centre and see the artisans making glass, working with metal or chocolate! Check the website for events or book your wedding in the church or main house! Great for picnics and an afternoon out. Car park and toilets in the village. Small Car parks near the house. Dog friendly walks around the grounds.

  • Always enjoy visiting Cockington. It feels like you are stepping into a simpler time from yesteryear. Rose Cottage tea rooms with pianist was a highlight. Everywhere is so beautifully maintained. It really is a beautiful, tranquil & idyllic place.

  • Lovely little village near Torquay, we go to the fayre every year when we holiday there. It's got a few small businesses there and they offer a range of products, the chocolate shop is a favourite. Not sure what it's like the rest of the year but the day of the fayre is a good day.

  • Lovely setting in country with interesting sloped cricket pitch. They have horse drawn carriage rides. Small cafe with a small selection of food reasonably priced. Not really much that interested me in the craft shops and some of them were closed - visited on Sunday.

  • It has been a beautiful experience, it's one of the most green, open and relaxing space. There are trees to shelter from the sun, little hills where you can run, lay down or roll and even a space where you can see the horses. Also there is a very nice place to visit near there and a delightful tea bar where you can taste a delicious cream tea.

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