Cockington Village access restored

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Following works to improve Torbay’s bathing waters, Cockington Lane has now reopened in time for a busy summer season of events.

This timely completion means Cockington Village and its businesses can now be accessed directly from Torquay seafront.

The owner of Weavers Cottage Tea Room in Cockington Village, Paul Lloyd, said: “This reopening of the road is excellent news for the businesses of Cockington. A lot of the visitors are signposted from Torquay seafront via Cockington Lane. It puts us back on the map, which allows us to showcase what we all have to offer and give our visitors an experience not to be missed.”

Marissa Wakefield, Centre Director of Cockington Court Craft Centre said: “As a village, Cockington has so much to offer. We strongly encourage everyone to visit the village, parkland and Court, for a free day out. At Easter, Cockington Court opens a Visitor welcome point and new Gallery in the manor house and there are some fantastic events for everyone to enjoy.”

Cockington Court hosts arts and crafts festivals, outdoor theatre performances, classic car shows, summer fairs, as well as seasonal celebrations. Details of the events and much more can be found by visiting

Operated by Torbay Development Agency (TDA) as a visitor attraction and Innovation Centre, Cockington Court is one of Torbay's favourite destinations and enjoys a growing reputation as a regional centre for quality arts and crafts.

Visitors can discover contemporary artists and craft makers at work in the Stable Yard and Sea Change Studios, where you can buy high quality crafts directly from the makers. With glass blowers creating amazing works of art, blacksmiths clinking at their forge, and delicious chocolate being made by the chocolatiers, it has a wide appeal.

The craft centre also offers an inspiring arts and crafts workshop programme for adults and families in the resource centre.

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