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Things to do in Torquay – Visit Cockington

10 September 2021

If you’re going to make a list of things to do in Torquay while you stay at the TLH Leisure Resort, be sure to have a few pages handy as there’s lots to do, come rain or shine. Within a pleasant 15 minute walk or 5 minute drive of the TLH Hotels, you’ll find  Cockington Village and Country Park.

Cockington is a quintessentially English village with Saxon origins which attracts many thousands of visitors each year. Some of the quaint thatched cottages and buildings in the chocolate box village date back to the 16th Century and are mentioned in the Doomsday Book.

Cockington Country Park is a beautiful mix of picturesque well-ordered garden landscapes, open parkland, rural countryside and substantial woodland. Tucked in amongst this 450 acre park are three pretty ornamental lakes, a historic Manor House with craft centre and studios, and a quaint church.

So many ways to explore

All can be explored through a network of paths and bridleways, both on foot or by bike. The Visitor Centre, located in the village, offers plenty of information about the park, its history, wildlife and the work of the Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust (who care for the country park), as well as a selection of unique gifts and treats.

Craft Complex 

Within the stable yard, there is a wide range of artisan studios offering unique items for sale. See the glass-blowers in action, the blacksmith working the forge, the chocolatier creating heavenly delights, leather crafts, jewellery, original art and sculptures. Leave time to pop into our Cockington Visitor Centre too, in the heart of the village, to browse our range of  unique gorgeous gifts. Proceeds go towards the care of the park and other green spaces in Torbay too..

Other Facilities

  • Historic, picturesque village includes thatched cottages, tea rooms and gift shops
  • Cockington horse drawn Carriage rides
  • Manor House and art studios
  • Grade II listed buildings
  • Cockington Visitor Centre
  • Landscaped parkland, lakes and walks

Other great things to do in Torquay

Torquay offers plenty to do and and look out for our ‘out & about’ blog posts.

If you have a favourite place in Devon that you like to visit, let us know about it and tell us why!

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