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Address: Coughton, 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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Great place lots of things to do and see

Took our son a few times and loved the facilities they offer for small kids also beautiful estate great shops excellent days our with family

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Took our son a few times and loved the facilities they offer for small kids also beautiful estate great shops excellent days our with family

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We often visit Coughton Court as we live nearby and always enjoy the house and the lovely gardens. Great food in the restaurant and a very nice shop and lots of plants to buy.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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77 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Coughton Court has a fabulous variety of gardens and a network of walks. We always visit the marvellous bluebell woods which now have a circular walk around the perimeter. The bog garden has developed into a nice mature garden andthe walled garden improves every year. The cafe and restaurant are both good. Do visit if you are in the area... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Coughton Court has a fascinating history, not least because it is still lived-in by a member of the Throckmorton family. The gardens are beautifully kept and the tulip displays can be wonderful - although this year they were disappointing. The bluebells in Timm's Grove were prolific and richly coloured, the best display I have seen this year. The café has... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We recently visited Coughton Court after joining the National Trust. It was a lovely day out and steeped in history. The only disadvantage with going early in the year, was that we didn't get to appreciate the gardens which I am sure will be lovely when in full bloom. Our talk by a lovely lady about the history of the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I lived a few miles from here for a large part of my life and had never been, we were in the area so decided to visit, we are national trust members so the fact it was so so busy we couldn't get to see in the house and getting near and food or even an ice cream was out... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Fantastic day out. Coughton Court has been lived in by the same family for over 600 years. Steeped in history, from the Catholic troubles, to the gunpowder plot, hidden priest holes, the death cloak of Mary, Queen of Scots, intrigue and mystery. Lovely grounds and garden. Ample refreshment area. Good parking. Well worth a trip out.

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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65 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This house managed by the National Trust is still lived in by the Throckmorton Family who've lived here for centuries. It is a mix of architecttures from Tudor to Gothick and is the home of a Catholic family with associations with the Gunpowder Plot. It has a priest's hole, where a Roman Catholic priest could hide when it was forbidden... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I have visited Coughton Court many times with family and friends, (sometimes bypassing the house and going straight to the food!), but was disappointed to find that the usual variety of cakes were missing this weekend. The house is interesting and worth visiting but I shall have to find a new venue for the 'coffee and cake' sessions with my... More 

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Oldbury, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Had a lovely day at Coughton court today. A building steeped in history, and was good to read about it's part in the gunpowder plot. Friendly staff help to make a pleasant visit.

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