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Address: Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
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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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Stunning house and grounds

So glad we found this place! The gardens are absolutely beautiful with some lovely walks. The house itself is wonderful with each level giving you an insight to different... read more

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kate s
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

So glad we found this place! The gardens are absolutely beautiful with some lovely walks. The house itself is wonderful with each level giving you an insight to different generations of the family. Lots of information and artifacts. A really enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank kate s
Chesham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited here whilst staying at Stratford upon Avon listened to a very informative talk about events leading up to Gunpowder Plot and how members of the family were involved, a very friendly and pleasant guide. Great house to wander around again guides on hand if you had any questions, lively to see the house still lived in by the same... More 

Thank Janet M
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Driven passed here loads of times, but never stopped. Recently became National Trust members and chose this as our first visit. What a great location and the volunteers were fantastically friendly and helpful. The gardens and churches are lovely but the bonus was the carpet of bluebells on the woodland walk

Thank PauloB_Tewkesbury
Ruthin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We strolled the gardens of the court before heading inside. Lovely gardens well maintained. Although quite a few people visiting we did not get the impression that the Court was crowded. Lovely cafe for hot or cold food. Inside volunteers were on hand to answer questions. Added to my knowledge of the Gun Powder Plot as much of the action... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in pouring rain, too wet to walk around the absolutely beautiful gardens. We saw there were two talks about to take place within the next hour, sow e made our way to the C of E church where they were to take place. It in itself is worth a visit The first talk by a national Trust volunteer... More 

Thank Colin K
Bradford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for a couple of hours on way to south west from Yorkshire. Great house with lots to see and the volunteers were very friendly and helpful. Lots of well kept gardens to walk around too. Woodland walks as well as flowered gardens. Very interesting history to the house with links to Sir Walter Raleigh as well as the... More 

Thank Ian Y
Rainham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This charming old building contains fine furniture and is well maintained by the National Trust. There was a wonderful display of daffodils mounted by the Daffodil Society during my visit the third week-end in April.

Thank Arnica2016
West Midlands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you join a gun powder plot story talk which we found very interesting. Extensive grounds are great to walk around with something for all ages.

Thank Mothergoosethemoose
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rather limited number of rooms open to the public but it was worth the effort to climb the spiral staircase to the roof for the views. For us the best features were the extensive gardens and countryside walks. The gardens are clearly a labour of love for the many volunteers who were evident during our visit. Excellent cream teas but... More 

Thank GibBob
Leominster, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Finally managed to visit on a day they were open. So well worth the effort. Beautiful house full of beautiful and very interesting artifacts, 600 years of history to peruse through. A must to climb the tower and drink in the sublime panoramic views. The gardens are exquisite styled in different rooms. So enjoyed discovering each one. Two churches which... More 

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