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A trip to Cockington is like taking a step back in time and experiencing the bygone years of rural South Devon. From its manor house to its craftsmen and traditional pubs, this village offers visitors a treasure-trove of historical delights and rural revelry.
Only a mile outside of the hustle and bustle of Torquay, Cockington provides visitors with a tranquil and relaxed escape. However despite its peaceful setting, there are plenty of things to do in Cockington for families and couples of all ages.
A trip down memory lane
The picturesque village of Cockington offers a truly unique holiday experience to visitors looking for a slower pace of life. With winding streets that are lined with tea rooms, gift shops and stalls, the focal point of the town is undoubtedly the historic manor house and its 460 acres of surrounding land. Open to the public throughout the year, visitors can amble through the centuries enjoying the famous horse-drawn carriage rides and luscious gardens that are often filled with festivities and musical events.
For art enthusiasts there are a great many Arts & Crafts Days out in Cockington thanks to its many pottery shops and unique craft stalls. The Estate which is known for its stunning surroundings is also home to Cockington Court which makes up the oldest part of the building and houses a community of traditional blacksmiths and craftsmen who excel in the arts of pottery and glass-blowing. You can watch the traditional manufacturing process and even buy one of the many beautiful products to take home with you as a souvenir of your day.