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Coughton Court

Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
+44 1789 400777
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New NT Members - First Visit

Driven passed here loads of times, but never stopped. Recently became National Trust members and... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2017
PauloB_Tewkesbury
,
Tewkesbury
Wonderful few hours

We strolled the gardens of the court before heading inside. Lovely gardens well maintained... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
bordoli
,
Ruthin, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“walled garden” (82 reviews)
“gunpowder plot” (144 reviews)
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Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
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+44 1789 400777
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Driven passed here loads of times, but never stopped. Recently became National Trust members and chose this as our first visit. What a great location and the volunteers were fantastically friendly and helpful. The gardens and churches are lovely but the bonus was the carpet...More

Thank PauloB_Tewkesbury
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We strolled the gardens of the court before heading inside. Lovely gardens well maintained. Although quite a few people visiting we did not get the impression that the Court was crowded. Lovely cafe for hot or cold food. Inside volunteers were on hand to answer...More

Thank bordoli
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We arrived in pouring rain, too wet to walk around the absolutely beautiful gardens. We saw there were two talks about to take place within the next hour, sow e made our way to the C of E church where they were to take place....More

Thank Colin K
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Called in for a couple of hours on way to south west from Yorkshire. Great house with lots to see and the volunteers were very friendly and helpful. Lots of well kept gardens to walk around too. Woodland walks as well as flowered gardens. Very...More

Thank Ian Y
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This charming old building contains fine furniture and is well maintained by the National Trust. There was a wonderful display of daffodils mounted by the Daffodil Society during my visit the third week-end in April.

Thank Arnica2016
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Make sure you join a gun powder plot story talk which we found very interesting. Extensive grounds are great to walk around with something for all ages.

Thank Mothergoosethemoose
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Rather limited number of rooms open to the public but it was worth the effort to climb the spiral staircase to the roof for the views. For us the best features were the extensive gardens and countryside walks. The gardens are clearly a labour of...More

Thank GibBob
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Finally managed to visit on a day they were open. So well worth the effort. Beautiful house full of beautiful and very interesting artifacts, 600 years of history to peruse through. A must to climb the tower and drink in the sublime panoramic views. The...More

Thank LindyLou192
Reviewed 10 May 2017

A member of Work in Progress visited Coughton Court, a National Trust property, on Thursday 4th May to experience the venue as a young person. Coughton Court is a manor house in Warwickshire that tells the history of the Gunpowder Plot. The house is set...More

Thank WiP16
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Great place for children and lots of outdoor space.nice walk to the woods for bluebells and wild garlic .

Thank rockley200
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