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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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History comes to life

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Evesham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
60 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Solihull, West Midlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Visited cough ton in the summer when they had a small market on. It was lovely. The market was full of local produce of good quality. Looked round the house which was very interesting and all the staff and volunteers were knowledgeable. Looked around the gardens and took part in the pick your own tulip festival which was good followed... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

for the price is ok nothing special but is great value, lacks atmosophere unless very bust usually busy with functions

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is close to us and a great place to visit. A very welcoming NT property where you can sit as you tour and soak up the ambience as well as enjoy the lovely gardens,

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Very disorganised and not enough staff.Long long wait to use the toilets even longer for coffee and don't even think about getting a burger !!! Staff inside house was lovely but just not enough staff outside .Parking for wheelchair users on field instead of putting them on hard ground and asking people who are able to walk around grounds and... More 

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jersey channel islands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

visited coughton court last month and were rather disappointed .there wasn't a great deal of imfo per room and I found the guides didn't know a great deal. I asked specific questions and they had no answers except the man doing the gunpowder plot talk seemed to know his stuff.i found the chemise belonging to mary queen of scots interesting... More 

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