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Coughton Court

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Address: Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
Phone Number: +44 1789 400777
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Description: Coughton Court has been home to the Throckmorton family for 600 years...
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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Allow several hours here - a must visit.

Went in August, 10 years after a previous visit, and liked everything about this place. The house itself is magnificent, even by the great usual standards of the National Trust... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Went in August, 10 years after a previous visit, and liked everything about this place. The house itself is magnificent, even by the great usual standards of the National Trust, and all the staff and volunteers were friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Allow plenty of time in the house, where everything is well-presented. The history of the building and of its... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Lots of interesting history to include Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot this visit made for a very pleasant day out for the family. Plants and produce were on sale in the garden centre along with books, gifts and memorabilia. A nice restaurant with a good variety of snacks and meals.

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Coughton Court is a fascinating house with links to Mary Queen of Scots and the Gunpowder Plot. A truly historic house with a long family history. The gardens too are lovely, particularly the walled garden which is a delight at any season. Well worth a visit, more than one visit!

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We hadn't really planned ahead but as we were staying nearby hoped the court would make a good place to spend some hours for our large group of adults and kids. The winter market was in swing and had a good selection of stalls and brass band etc. Unfortunately for us the playground was closed which wasn't ideal with the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The gardens were closed but the house, shop, bookshop and restaurant were open. The volunteers in the house were excellent, some of them dressed as maids. The house was decorated for Christmas which was lovely. We had lunch in the restaurant. My husband had parsnip soup which was not piping hot and I had a baked potato with tuna, also... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I have visited the house previously, which is an extremely interesting place with much to recommend it, including the family's links to the gunpowder plot, and the struggle to remain Catholic. We have also enjoyed Shakespeare performed in the garden during the summer. This particular visit was to the Christmas Market, which was small but very good, and thankfully dry... More 

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

As National Trust members we have been to quite a few properties this year, but this was our first visit to Coughton Court. We visited on Saturday 22nd November and it was the first day of the properties "Winter Festival" with its Christmas Market in the Stableyard. Maybe it was because of the Market or maybe it was because it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Our first visit to this National Trust property. It lived up to expectations, with its rich history and beautiful gardens. It was interesting to see the groundsmen putting the gardens to 'bed' for the winter months. We were lucky enough to visit whilst there were activities for the children. Namely around the Gunpowder Plot. It kept the children engaged and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

As Catholics the family certainly seemed to have lived exciting lives from involvement in Mary Queen of Scots plots under Elizabeth I to the Gunpowder plot under James I. Amongst the things you will get to see are a double priest's hole, a cope embroidered by Catherine of Aragon, & Mary Queen of Scot's chemise. It is worth climbing up... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Visited here on Saturday 1 November. A great place to take children. Some of the rooms are open to the public and there are beautiful gardens to walk around. We visited on a weekend where there were a few activities involving the Gunpowder Plot, given the family history, which were excellent. The dining room was laid out for the Fawkes... More 

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