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Coughton Court

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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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Great visit around a historic building, well presented building, Greta facilities as we come to expect from The National Trust landlords

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Droitwich Spa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great visit around a historic building, well presented building, Greta facilities as we come to expect from The National Trust landlords

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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Have driven past this place many times, but finally went into visit - what a beautiful place and still home to the Throckmorton family - loads of history to the place and fascinating to hear about the Gunpowder Plot which came to its end not far from where I live so it was extra interesting to hear about its beginnings... More 

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Thank StephR3
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great afternoon here with 13 relatives. Love to look at historic old buildings and their lovely gardens. The bonus was we were staying across the road so only a short walk away!!

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LEICESTER
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited this venue before but had not been on a guided tour. Thank goodness we did - we really enjoyed the tour- lots if information delivered with 'tongue in cheek ' humour- BRILLIANT

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Thank NIGHTINGAOL
Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steeped in history of the Throckmorton family, Guy Fawkes, and the history of the gunpowder plot, it'll give your children a whole new perspective of Firework Night! Along with stunning grounds and gardens with beautiful flowers with vibrant colours, its a perfect afternoon out.

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Thank GaynorWW
Alcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Doesn't matter how often go it's always a pleasure could be just for a walk round grounds or to see different events they have.

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Thank milllsj
Alcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Fantastic old historical house with great gardens, coffee shop and plant sales. It has great walks around the grounds and along the river and the house is amazing going back to Elisabeth the first. The National Trust does a wonderful job in looking after this estate.

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Thank ElaineWilson1
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

Coughton Court is fantastic place to visit all year round. The house and everything it holds tells a fascinating story around the gunpowder plot. Be sure to talk to the various volunteers around the premise, they always have interesting tidbits to tell that aren't in of the information boards scattered around. Don't miss out of the secret hide holes around... More 

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Thank Dipesh P
England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Coughton Court is agreat day out for all ages. There are some lovely walks in the surrounding area. The house tour is very interesting, the grounds are delightful and the food in the restaurant is delicious and competitively priced.

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Thank JulyTwo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Held in one of the large drawing rooms it is presented by the Crescent Theatre players. It is an evening of carols, comedy, singing and story telling. The singing, both choral and group, is truly beautiful and accompanied by various instruments. This is mixed with short comedy sketches, stories and poems. This is accompanied with warm mulled wine and mince... More 

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