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Coughton Court

Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
+44 1789 400777
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Surrounded by History

An historic place with an exciting story to tell with plots, intrigues and priest-holes - great for... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
Badgerisimus
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Chesham, United Kingdom
Fabulous place

NT houses are always wonderful for solo travellers and this house and garden is stunning. The car... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Rachel H
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“walled garden” (89 reviews)
“gunpowder plot” (157 reviews)
“national trust” (111 reviews)
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Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
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+44 1789 400777
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

An historic place with an exciting story to tell with plots, intrigues and priest-holes - great for all ages and nationalities! In addition, lovely gardens and, even more important - the usual high standard of National Trust catering!! Wish we'd had more time here.

1  Thank Badgerisimus
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

NT houses are always wonderful for solo travellers and this house and garden is stunning. The car park is rather rough and ready so beware if you have limited mobility. Potholes and grass abound. The gardens are stunning, lots to explore with woods, a river,...More

1  Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Have been here before, a very pleasant day out, the gardens are lovely, really well kept, cheese and chutney sandwiches are to die for, good jacket spuds to, good cafe, very quick and efficient, interesting house, well worth a visit

1  Thank NoahBirmingham
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Wonderful place and fabulous afternoon/evening event. Enthralled the whole time. Very well organised with choices of food/drink, and plenty of car parking. Definitely visit again to similar event next year and to see the house in more detail.

1  Thank ianandjacqui2016
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Member of National Trust so included in annual membership. Interesting link to gun powder plot. Excellent volunteer guides gave talk on house and the plot.

1  Thank Mothergoosethemoose
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Historically very interesting especially the room dedicated to The Gunpowder Plot. The National Trust volunteers in each room are very helpful and knowledgeable. The gardens are lovely and the contrast between the two churches was interesting. Great views from the tower. As usual a first...More

1  Thank Tom J
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Impressed by the house, however, for us the gardens were the highlight. During our visit a lady gave a group of us a 20 to 25 minute talk on the family and propertys history. The Throgmorton family still live in the house and have resided...More

1  Thank HRH84
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Nation Trust member so took the ;ittle ones out for a sunny day out with Picnic Lovely house to view great view from the roof and family history link to the Gunpowder plot Nice tearoom Garden area we took our Picnic lots of nice spots...More

1  Thank seafarer20162016
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

I really liked the atmosphere in this house and it has been so well preserved. I would have liked some room cards to learn more about each room as we walked around. I don't always want to engage with a volunteer, but prefer to savour...More

1  Thank louiseholistic
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

An interesting Elizabethan house but far too dark to enjoy. The gardens were very good with an excellent walled garden. Good tea room and well stocked shop.

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