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Coughton Court

Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
44-1789-400777
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Alcester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Located in the historic home of the Throckmorton family since the 15th century, this interesting museum tells the story of the notorious Gunpowder... more » Owner description: Located in the historic home of the Throckmorton family since the 15th century, this interesting museum tells the story of the notorious Gunpowder Plot of 1605. « less
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great yarmouth
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Very few room guides not able to explain much. Only a few room cards to read. Gardens over run, and not NT owned by th family.

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Visited Coughton Court this week whilst on holiday in the Cotswolds. Lovely stately home with plenty of history including references to the Gunpowder Plot which we listened to in a talk by volunteer Vic. This lasted 20 minutes and lots of information regarding Guy Fawkes and his other plotters gave us dates and cities until he was executed. This was... More

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redditch
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Visited on a lovely sunny day very impressive house and beautiful gardens ,we also enjoyed the lovely riverside walk mingling with ducks and geese,we will have to return soon.

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birmingham
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

What better way to spend a sunny afternoon than being here, the grounds are pleasant to walk around and the house too.What is a bonus now is the fact that you can enjoy the wonderful walled garden without having to pay extra for the privelage.Having tea and cake in the courtyard is a nice way of ending a very pleasant... More

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Cheltenham
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Coughton Court (National Trust House and Garden) was a really wonderful day out. We have been to 17gardens this year inc the likes of Waddeston Manor and Coughton was easily our favourite. The walled garden, herbaceous garden and grounds in general are beautifully designed, planted and kept. But the icing on the cake is the amazing and wonderfully fragrant rose... More

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My family have been to Coughton Court many times before and as before brought with us a picnic which we planned to eat in the beautiful grounds. However, having laid out the rugs and got settled for the afternoon we were greeted by a volunteer member of staff (poor lady), who's job it was to move people on and direct... More

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Cwmbran
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108 reviews 108 reviews
45 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We visited this property on a lovely day and really enjoyed all aspects of the house & gardens. The court itself was excellent and had a war theme on at the time which was very interesting covering the civil war and WWI and WWII. There is a lovely courtyard to sit in and have a cup of tea or icecream... More

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UK
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133 reviews 133 reviews
43 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were fortunate that the weather was good so we were able to enjoy the House and the gardens. The House is very interesting given its history and as with most National Trust properties the tour and the information was well presented. We also enjoyed the tea shop.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The best NT garden in England. Despite very heavy rain, we spent a happy hour here. The rose garden is perhaps the highlight, but I also loved the bog garden. We decided to leave the house for another visit, but I'd recommend the tea shop (better than NT average) and the second hand books.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We was greeted by welcoming friendly staff. Directions within the house and grounds were clearly marked. The NT guides within the house were very informative and nothing was too much trouble. What makes it more interesting than some other houses is the history it was steeped in, especially stories of the Gunpowder Plot, priest hole and the garment supposedly worn... More

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