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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 with an interesting history

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Christopher C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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268 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank AnotherEngineer
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here recently with our dog and followed one of the guided walks around the estate and local fields, we didn't have the opportunity to look at the house or gardens as the dog isn't allowed inside, more aggravating is the fact that you can't take the dog into the restaurant courtyard,so as we wanted a drink and a... More 

Thank Mike H
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a really sunny day and the gardens are really colourful. There are great areas for throwing a ball around. The planting is very good.

Thank Tim S
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Excellent day spent here with friends started with teas and coffee then a very interesting talk on the connection of the house and the Gun powder plot Guy Fawkes etc. Self guidedTour of house busy times has to be ticketed which the same family still live in and you feel that it is still a home. Gardens are lovely well... More 

Thank Kimbearly28
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Very interesting all envolved with guy Fawkes and the gun powder plot. Great views up the tower, we went on a Sunday although extremely busy it was still easy to see around as visits to the house are timed which is good. Gardens are great to wander around the kitchen garden especially . Had a lunch in the cafe and... More 

Thank Pam-seaside
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

We had a lovely day at Coughton Court Yesterday , lovely picnic area and cafe which was not expensive very reasonable gift shop was very good also . Wonderful walled garden one of the best we have seen , Vegetable garden , and lots of gardens to see, beautiful flowers in them all very Interesting to walk around . We... More 

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