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Coughton Court

Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
+44 1789 400777
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Beautiful garden and some great history

The National Trust got this right. Well laid out, some interesting history (not saying - go and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David F
Excellent story in the woods

A great story of the gunpowder plot on the treson walk. Tactile and an excellent fun place. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Coughton Court has been home to the Throckmorton family for 600 years, this finest of Tudor houses stands testament to a family's courage in maintaining their beliefs. From a position of high favour to one of fear and oppression post-Reformation, the Throckmortons were leaders in a dangerous age, helping to bring about Catholic emancipation in the 19th century. Explore this story of fascinating personalities through the 'family album' of portraits and Catholic treasures around the house. Coughton is still very much a family home with an intimate feel: the Throckmorton family live here, managing the stunning gardens which they have created.
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“walled garden” (82 reviews)
“gunpowder plot” (144 reviews)
Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
+44 1789 400777
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The National Trust got this right. Well laid out, some interesting history (not saying - go and have a look!) and a beautiful garden. Families were well served too with things to do and a shop and restaurant to cater for all. Plant and book...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A great story of the gunpowder plot on the treson walk. Tactile and an excellent fun place. The house was lovely and the gardens were full of apples. Ice cream was a let down as there were only two flavours from the 6 shown available.

Thank nikkibirchall
Reviewed 5 days ago

On this visit we explored the gardens and woodlands we were very impressed the borders were packed with plants and shrubs very well maintained the walled section was very peaceful the maze of paths through the gardens all the plants were in full bloom there...More

Thank keith c
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great little historic treasure with lovely picturesque gardens. Knowledgeable mature guides scattered around the richly ornate house and tower. Quite a surprise to see how many gunpowder plotters had a connection to this place. Even had Edward VIII's original abdication letter!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable day out mind you it was nice and sunny,interesting talk about the gunpowder plot given by one of the guides,beautiful gardens walks

Thank Gary T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the court the gardens especially which were beautiful All the stories about the gunpowder plotters went Dow well with my son of 10

Thank Simon S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in the area for the afternoon and this was the closest NT. We got times tickets because it was very busy which wasn't a problem because we had a good look around the gardens which were beautiful - there is so much to look...More

Thank Maddy808
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at 3pm today and told we couldn't visit as they had too many people visit today!!!! Never, ever been told that at a trust property before and we have been members for many years. That was after the very helpful efficient chap on the...More

Thank tt5th
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place to visit. Despite having timed tickets the house can get a little crowded at times. Slow service in the food servery, with no separate queue for those just wanting drinks. Gardens were great.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the area for a weekend so visited with the family. Lovely history to look and read about. It was busy but not crowded although the cafe was too busy so we went to the pub nearby which was also fabulous. Great day out for...More

Thank terencebet123
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