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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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Excellent Outdoor Theatre

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Alcester, United Kingdom
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Alcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank ralphy45
Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute decision to venture out for the afternoon with the kids. Fabulous time had by all exploring the nitty gritty history of the gunpowder plot. Both boys took part in the quiz and were engrossed from start to finish. The guides were very helpful with additional facts too - some very gory!! Gardens were nice and pleasant to explore... More 

Thank famishedmum
Leek, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The walled garden in July is an absolute delight, full of colour and rich scents. We could have stayed much longer, found a quiet corner and settled in for the day! The cafe was a little hectic, they seemed to be fast running out of food. We did not starve, and resumed our journey feeling well satisfied!

Thank MPinStaffs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This has been and still is the home of the Throckmorton family for 600 years. The leader of the plot. Robert Catseby was related by marriage to the family and this house is a vast source of information. The talks by the volunteers are informative and well done. Best to check before visiting for times etc. One of the biggest... More 

Thank Sid C
Epinay-sur-Orge, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Coughton Court is special. It has kept its genuine Tudor style, both inside and outside. It has a stark message of the waste of intolerance (in this case of catholicism, but the message has a wider application) and its consequence of wild violence and inhuman retribution, as it has a strong connection to the gunpowder plot, that ended in hanging,... More 

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