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Coughton Court

Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
+44 1789 400777
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Alcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Coventry
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Yet another day out exploring our heritage. Lots to see both in and out of the house. Keep the whole day free to see it all.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

have to confess we had intended to go to Ragley Hall, but this was closed so a quick Google search at nearby historical houses and hay presto 5 minutes later we are in the beautiful grounds of Coughton Court, any disappointment we had of not going to our preferred choice was quickly dispelled by this stunning property and beautiful gardens.... More

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Coughton Court was really interesting and the introduction on arrival really helped us to appreciate the history of this special place. This was our second National Trust property, having recently invested in a year's membership, which is already proving its worth. The gardens were well planted, but due to the time of year the summer bedding plants were just starting... More

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Newcastle, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

We managed to do most of it in less than 2 hours. The staff were lovely and knowledgable and the family's history is remarkable. They have survived very well despite picking the losing side throughout much of history. A great insight into the persecution of Catholics in England with some fascinating artefacts. Pretty, slightly wild gardens which I actually prefer... More

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very interesting site run by knowledgable and helpful staff, the kitchens are fully functionable and try for visitor participation, my kids were fascinated. The restaurant was a little expensive but acceptable. Great gardens.

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went here as is part of the NT. We found it difficult to find but that was down to the fact the roads into the town had been closed for road works but we eventually got to the place. The place is nice, the rooms are nice and have history, you can get up on the roof of the tower... More

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This National Trust property is fascinating, and set in lovely gardens.It is the home of the Throckmorton family, and is thus not open for short periods when there are family gatherings. It traces the history of religious persecution in England, and has links with the Gunpowder Plot. There is a splendid wood-panelled dining room, an area for secret services in... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Don't know how we missed this for so long as we are often in Stratford. Some of the most beautiful gardens I have seen and timed entry to the house so it doesn't get too crowded. Fascinating insight into Catholic persecution in Tudor England - very helpful staff

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

First time to this NT property, and the gardens were in full bloom. Lovely short work round the lake and river, small adventure playground for under 6s and great cafe, shop and book shop. House was beautiful not to big for little ones 7 rooms in total so not a long walk round. On a dry day the gardens are... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

A bit more history and bit less family would be good. Rather convoluted building but well stocked. Priest hiding place well worth seeing and very interesting. Two churches in the grounds but nothing exceptional to see. Car park and grounds not as well kept as many NT properties.

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