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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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Magical Christmas past

Visited today and we were very impressed with the Christmas decorations. Mainly natural materials put together by Becky the manager and her team. There are impressive points of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 November 2016
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We travelled for almost an hour to visit the Christmas market at Coughton Court. Sadly we found the experience disappointing. This not a free event as you have pay £7.80 each to gain access to the market. As we had made the journey we opted to pay the ticket price as we were told we could visit the gardens in... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Unfortunately I can't give a review of this venue ... when I arrived there at lunchtime today, I was told I could not go in until 3 pm. I was trying to visit a venue 150 miles from home, and needed to be half way down the motorway by that time. So I can only be negative about the National... More 

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Visited today and we were very impressed with the Christmas decorations. Mainly natural materials put together by Becky the manager and her team. There are impressive points of detail including Santa's wellies in the hall, scarves round trees and a garden shed full of hand crafted toys. This is a beautiful place at the best of times but very special... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Coughton court is heaving with history and is a fascinating place to visit, both architecturally and historically. They go big on the house's integral role in the gunpowder plot and every room illuminates the plotters themselves and how they related to each other, the plot itself and the country as a whole. It's a through telling of the tale and... More 

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Thank Matt N
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The building is very interesting architecturally and the gardens were good to walk round even though it was late Ocober. The buildings connections with the gunpowder plot are well presented and add extra interest for children.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Made a late afternoon visit to Coughton Court and were pleased that we did. We were able to get tickets for last tour of the day, and took advantage of the waiting time to visit the cafe and gardens. The gardens are lovely - well tended and varied. Staff were keen to share their knowledge and took time to explain... More 

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Camarillo, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Visited based on the recommendation of staff at our hotel near Broadway. Excellent recommendation. Striking house inside and out. Overflowing with history. Docents were exceptionally knowledgeable and obliging in answering our many questions. We loved it. Even the rain at the top of the tower could not dampen our enthusiasm. Highly recommended.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I went here during half term with my teenage son and got there at about 1pm. We had a timed ticket for 3.30 which gave us time for a wander round one of the churches and to take in a talk about the gun powder plot. We had a coffee from the kiosk and then went round the house. We... More 

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Thank Claire K
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visited here last week, we were very lucky as it was warm and sunny. I guess with 5th November coming up it was a very good time to visit, as this house is so involved in the "Gunpowder Plot". It was well documented without becoming boring and we enjoyed learning about the history of a famous British Event !! The... More 

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Bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We visited Coughton Court yesterday. Beautiful day to walk the gardens and to view the house. All the guides were well informed and have you great detail.

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