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Address: Coughton Court Alcester, 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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Visited in the Winter and we didn't fill a day but crickey in the summer this place is stunning! We spent hours in the gardens and enjoying the open grass to play on. House is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited in the Winter and we didn't fill a day but crickey in the summer this place is stunning! We spent hours in the gardens and enjoying the open grass to play on. House is lovely (that was great at Christmas time, gorgeous) and the volunteers are very informative. Top tip for people with small kids: we have visited a... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I had both visited Coughton before but never really learnt what we learnt until now. What sold it to us was the impromptu talk by one of the volunteers. I'm sure his name was Ken Evans but his knowledge of the Gun Powder Plot and the way he described it was absolutely first class. Things we'd seen... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An amazing place to visit. The gardens are superb and the hanging baskets are enormous and very beautiful. We had lunch in the restaurant. There was a good selection and lunch was excellent. We then visited the house and the two churches in the grounds. There are lovely picnic areas and riverside walks. In the courtyard there is a gift... More 

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

Members of National Trust so don't know about admission rates..but great place to go if you are mobile. Took 11 year old son with ASD. Lots of interesting facts about the Throckmorton family who were involved in the gunpowder plot. Volunteers bring the history to life and are great with kids...son enjoyed looking for the priest hole and asking endless... More 

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go to lots of National Trust Properties and this is one of our regular places to go. If you ask in Reception you can have pieces of paper giving you three different walks that go off the main site. They vary in length and are generally quite, as most people stay near the house. The house is worth a... More 

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Ashtead
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good NT property with lots to do and many interesting and attractive walks. The room guides are knowledgeable and made the experience worthwhile.

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birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very popular, timed house visits. Interesting history. Gardens very nice, many people with children well entertained

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Much larger than expected. Arrive early and pick up your house entrance tickets as I think that the house is always busy. Very interesting family and history. Nice gardens, lots of things to keep the kids engaged as well. Enjoyed the visit.

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Bedford UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just what you expect from the NT. Well laid out & interesting gardens & borders absolutely bursting with colour when we visited. Vegetable garden had lot of varieties of apples arranged in a hedge and some impressive sunflowers. Ice creams were delicious.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Trust continue to develop and improve. Several different gardens to visit - don't miss the rose garden, when the roses are in full bloom the scent is out of this world. In addition you can walk around the river, visit two churches and go round the house for the full historic update. Across the river nature trials have... More 

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