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“a wonderful place to visit on a sunny day 25 may2013”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Coughton Court

Coughton Court
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Alcester
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Owner description: 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.
london
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“a wonderful place to visit on a sunny day 25 may2013”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

The house was very interstering and as i study the trail of a throckmorton at the guildhall in city of london
the staff were very friendly and helpful the lunch and tea were good
the gift shop excellent
the ground were excellent to walk around
also the gift shop staff wonderful and helpful
stourhead staff could learn a lot as stourhead staff are the worse national trust has working for them
well done coughton court keep up good work tony mbe

Visited May 2013
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Lighthorne Heath
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“Interesting & picturesque”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

The house is very interesting & long links with the past. Grounds well kept with a play area for children. Some nice walks through pastures, round ponds etc. Very good food & plenty of seating with picnic areas if you wish to take your own. A good place to spend a day.

Visited May 2013
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Poole, United Kingdom
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“What a change”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

Last time I was here, the Throckmorton family still owned it and opened it almost reluctantly. You felt then that it was a real privilage to step inside and see the many treasures hidden within. Now that the National trust have it firmly in their grip, it has improved but not as you would think. I was pleased that i had the open access of being allowed to take pictures, but for this price I feel a little sad that the original magic has all but gone. The treasures are still there to be admired and discovered, but in the mass that is the creeking wheel of NT commericalism it is not longer a secret pleasure. That is not really a complaint, but a little trip down memory lane to when I was p the only person in the relic room on that rainy spring day compared to this visit. I watched with a sinking heart as people walked haphazardly through the relic room, not noticing the curious within.
I appauled the National Trust for what they do, but there are some places that even I think should be left alone.
So if you visit this wonderful place, stand and gaze a while at what is about you. There you will find the coronation robe of Catherine of Aragon and the chemise of Mary Queen of Scots, and you will feel history has touched you.

Visited May 2013
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Burnaby, Canada
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“Really enjoyed visiting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

We really enjoyed visiting Coughton Court - fascinating slice of history, knowledgeable volunteer guides, and beautiful house and gardens. Well worth a four-hour investment in time from Henley-in-Arden.

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“A nice day out...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

I really enjoyed visiting Coughton Court. It's a good afternoon out. The house is not huge but I found the staff/guides in each room very knowledgeable and friendly.

The gardens are very easy on the eye, my only complaint is that when I ordered a drink the glass that was slightly grubby.

Anyway...If you want a nice day out, when the sun is shining... go to Coughton Court.

Visited May 2013
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