Cockington CourtCurrently Closed
- 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 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.
- Check the closing hours prior to visit as they keep changing very frequently.
- Visit the famous Drums Inn to get a lip smacking treat.
- The entry to the events and parties need an admission amount.
- The latest entry hours are around an hour before the closing hour.
- 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.
- The Drums Inn
- The Weavers tea shop
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25.96% of people who visit Torquay include Cockington Court in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
86.21% of people start their Cockington Court visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Cockington Court
94.12% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Cockington Court
Beautiful grounds with plenty of seats along the pathways. Lovely place to eat that caters for vegans and allergens. Nice shops too. Perfect place to visit
Isabella Day Goldsmith is a must visit. Unique, bespoke, precious jewellery lovingly made by an incredible artisan. I had the opportunity spend the day in the studio creating my very own special piece of jewellery under Isabella’s instruction. A day I will never forget, stunning location and person. You will will definitely find something to treasure here.
Lovely place to visit and they welcome dogs. Lovely pub, nice craft centre, with amongst others a glassblower and blacksmith. Great walking. I would particularly recommend the walk to the beach. The walk has in parts raised wooden boards and keeps away from the road. It's only about three quarters of a mile and is flat. Great with dogs. I will definitely go again
Stunning, best Devon cream tea. The church is so peaceful. Immense skill of the glassblower. Lovely family day out.
Very interesting place with lots of crafts to see and buy. Lovely coffee shop, dog friendly too. Plenty of grounds to walk around with a very beautiful church.