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Address: Coughton, Alcester B49 5JA, England
Phone Number: +44 1789 400777

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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Great place to visit

Went here a few weeks ago with my friend and her 4 year old daughter. I had never been before so was unsure what was in store or what to expect. We went on the woodland walk and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Christine W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here a few weeks ago with my friend and her 4 year old daughter. I had never been before so was unsure what was in store or what to expect. We went on the woodland walk and encountered the cows, which was an unexpected surprise. We then wondered onto the orchard where we picked both eating apples and cooking... More 

Thank Christine W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonder place to visit with lots to see. An introductory talk is available, see the board by the front door for times and worth listening to. Losts to see in the house and go up the tower and view the surrounding countryside (particularly good when the weather is fine). Lots of grounds to wander in and 2 churches to... More 

Thank MicheleSolihull
Kidderminster, Worcestershire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The walled garden is still delightful, as is the long border. Surprised to see so much in bloom. Lots of visitors and many with children. However in the toilet area there is a disabled toilet with a baby changing facility. I needed the toilet twice and am disabled. Was concerned to have to wait both times, only to have a... More 

Thank John M
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

what a place to visit with over 600 hundred year of history including the gunpowder plot it is still a family home to the Throckmorton family. some nice walks in and around the large well managed gardens plus a walled garden, bog garden, and river walks. you can get hot and cold drinks ice creams and food from the café... More 

Thank chaddie51
Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

After a good lunch in the restaurant we first went to the church for a good look around and learn some history of the house and its owners. Then into the sun for a walk around the walled garden to view the roses that were still performing well. Then into the herbaceous borders for a delightful walk amongst the hot... More 

Thank Pinkertonx
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit with an interesting history linked to the oppression of Catholics and the Gunpowder plot. Definitely worth a visit to the Churches as well.

Thank Christopher C
Solihull, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

I have passed this house many times over the years and to-day I decided to go and look at it. More than enough parking spaces (free) entrance to the House (free as a National Trust member) I found it a really nice place just to wander round but now that I know that there is also a picnic area I... More 

Thank 0gracelands
Northamptonshire, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

Tudor and Stuart being my favourite history period this was a delight to visit. All guides were very well informed and helpful. The 16min. 'talk' about the family and the building was just right.Gardens were beautiful and so many areas to wander and enjoy. House is still lived in by the family so certain areas were understandably inaccessible. However what... More 

Thank Time Travellers' Wife
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

A National Trust property (free entry to members), part of the house is still occupied by a member of the original family. Lots to see and do, including a woodland walk with a series of wooden plaques, describing the events leading up to the Gunpowder Plot, and how it was foiled. There's even a bog-garden, full of "exotic" plants. Some... More 

Thank David R
Alcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I went to see a performance of 'Much Ado about Nothing' by the Lord Chamberlain's Men company. There are a small number of men in the company and each plays several parts including the women as would have been the case in Shakespeare's day. They were very good indeed and seemed to enjoy the show as much as the audience... More 

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