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Coughton Court

Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
+44 1789 400777
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Some of the staff need a lesson in manners

Came today,3rd of December 2017.Drove around 40 plus miles to see the house dressed for Christmas... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Walsall, United Kingdom
Great place to visit

Coughton has it all. I loved the building and the approach from between the two wings. The gate... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Birmingham UK
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“walled garden” (89 reviews)
“gunpowder plot” (159 reviews)
“national trust” (108 reviews)
Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
+44 1789 400777
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Came today,3rd of December 2017.Drove around 40 plus miles to see the house dressed for Christmas with my husband, son and son's partner. Enjoyed the market and bought a few gifts there then at 3pm went to see the house.All was ok although the house...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Coughton has it all. I loved the building and the approach from between the two wings. The gate house is spectacular. The house is packed with interesting content, pictures, furniture, catholic stuff, miniatures, all kinds of bits and bobs. Add to this the stories and...More

Thank Divaddivad
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Typical national trust house, steeped in history with wonderful grounds to walk around. The house itself is lovely and has great back stories. The Christmas fayre they do is also excellent but you must book ahead!!

Thank CavemanJ
Reviewed 29 November 2017

An interesting and informative day out. The house is beautiful and full of informative displays. The gardens are delightful

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Visited on a cold, wet, miserable end of November Monday, but met with the usual warm NT friendly welcome. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers who brought the history of the house alive and a surprise bonus with a live local village band playing in the saloon!...More

Thank Bycarsbill
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Made the mistake of turning up on their first Christmas fair days without booking the house tour tickets in advance. Only two of our party managed to get into the house having waited an hour outside amongst the trade stalls. They said the rooms that...More

Thank miketheteeth
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I hadn't been to Coughton for many years, very glad I went, interesting house, café good, grounds spectacular even in October, great views from up the tower, lots of walks you can take, plenty of room if you wanted to take a picnic, will be...More

Thank PamY_11
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Been here before years ago. What pulled us back was the history and the variety. Plenty of parking , well organised by a retired, cheerful ex banker; thank you sir! Loads of eating space but I would have liked more under cover. The house is...More

Thank rodburris
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Really interesting 15th century manor house, home for 600 years to the Throckmorton family. Indirectly involved in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff on hand to answer any questions you have. Outside there are several walks ( the short Riverside and...More

Thank Graham G
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We visited Coughton Court on the day after a programme on television about the gunpowder plot so everyone was talking about the programme and the persecution of Catholics. The programme had obviously caused some problems as there were some historical inaccuracies which were making difficulties...More

Thank Sheilambutcher
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