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Address: Coughton, Alcester B49 5JA, England
Phone Number: +44 1789 400777
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Coughton Court has been home to the Throckmorton family for 600 years, this...

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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Real history and amazing views.

Amazing grounds with such varied gardens. The house was really interesting with lots to learn about the family who still use part of the house. The views from the roof are worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Hema79
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing grounds with such varied gardens. The house was really interesting with lots to learn about the family who still use part of the house. The views from the roof are worth it even when scared getting up there. Was a lovely church to visit, didn't have time for the second one though. Really recommend the visit.

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Visited Coughton on a day out as we're Trust members so it's always nice to go somewhere to get the most from the membership. Coughton is a splendid Tudor house steeped in the history of the plot to destroy parliament, there's so much more to learn here of co-conspirators that I'd never heard of. The walled gardens are very pretty,... More 

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Thank saltski
Birmingham
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242 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Spent 2.5 hours here, and was very impressed. Lovely gardens, nice river walk, very interesting walled garden. Shop, and cafe very good. The house was amazing! Well worth the visit. Helpful volunteer staff, homely feeling. Very impressed with this place. It's so much more than it looks from the road.

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Thank TravellingSolo_11
loughborough
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284 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Well im not going to spoil it by telling you the full story suffice to say it is all bound up with the plot to blow up parliament and the struggles of a catholic family during years of persecution. What a wonderful house in really magnificent gardens. Plenty of lavishly decorated rooms and furniture but what the family stories are... More 

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Thank kishere t
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Re visited after many years - much improved visitor centre, lovely new garden, grounds well kept. Picnic area. A worthwhile visit. Can get v. busy.

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Thank Janet F
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

House? Lovely. Gardens? Beyond exquisite. Atmosphere? Wonderful, even when busy. But the highlight of this visit? The volunteers. No question. Where does the NT find these incredible people who, whilst dealing so patiently with the seemingly endless streams of the "curious ignorant" (albeit to varying degrees), will enthuse about their subject with such infectious passion? I challenge anyone to visit... More 

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Thank Chunkyrunner
Alcester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Not had a main meal only tea and cake/scones. I can recommend these as you get a good size slice. It is self service and there can be quite a queue at busy times.

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Thank colinalcester
Alcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Fantastic historical setting with the National Trust. Fantastic setting with lovely gardens, coffe shop and woodland walks. I go there regularly especially on a sunny day.

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Thank ElaineWilson1
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Visited on a beautiful sunny day so were able to view the lovely gardens which are a credit to the creator and the gardeners who spend hours keeping them so special. The house is fascinating for the connection to the gunpowder plotters and lots of other things to view. The cafe in the Tudor kitchen is great. However, I am... More 

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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Really loved this national trust property. Beautiful house with beautiful gardens. The gardens are so lovely you can get lost in them, even when they're a lot of people there. Entry into the house is by time slot. Definitely recommend going up to the top tower for a 360 view of the surrounding countryside. Cream teas were really good. We... More 

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