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Coughton Court

Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
+44 1789 400777
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Great visit

Lovely grounds and house. Mostly flat so ok for wheelchair. Beautiful place to visit. Food in cafe... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
United Kingdom
via mobile
One the UK's oldest Catholic family home's

We visited here en route to Coombe Abbey Hotel and enjoyed looking around and learning about it's... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Caroline B
Chichester, 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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  • Average7%
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“walled garden” (88 reviews)
“gunpowder plot” (152 reviews)
“national trust” (103 reviews)
Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
+44 1789 400777
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely grounds and house. Mostly flat so ok for wheelchair. Beautiful place to visit. Food in cafe was home cooked and so tasty. Worth a visit.

Thank Shazakiwi
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We visited here en route to Coombe Abbey Hotel and enjoyed looking around and learning about it's interesting history. Coughton Court stands in 25 acres of grounds containing some really beautiful gardens. It is thought that there was a medieval house on the site when...More

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 14 July 2017

This really is a gem of a place. The house itself is perfectly preserved and full of fascinating artifacts and as with most National Trust houses, the volunteers are on hand to help you make the most of each room's amazing contents. The gardens were...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Brought my mum disabled sister and teenage son here on Sunday . Had a lovely day visited the house and gardens and enjoyed a really relaxing picnic in the picnic area by the car park . It was busy but still felt there was plenty...More

Thank Dottyds3
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in the Tudor era, or just love a great garden visit, this is a great place. Plenty of advice on hand to learn about the gunpowder plot, right through to the abdication of Edward VIII.

Thank wolfieupnorth
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had a week going round gardens in the Cotswolds and called here on our way home. I have to say Caughton Court Gardens (we didn't go in the House) were the best National Trust Gardens we saw by some way and were some of...More

1  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

The seat of the extremely prolific Throckmorton family, Coughton Court (pronounced cote-un) was a centre of Catholic resistance in Elizabethan England, and at the heart of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605. In the cold early hours of November 6th, 1605 Thomas Bates, servant to Robert...More

1  Thank SimonJKaye
Reviewed 3 July 2017

A National Trust building which was the base for the gunpowder plot of 1605 which unfortunately failed. The perpetrators were chased back before being captured or killed. A really interesting display of items from the time of the plot.

1  Thank Bucketgob
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Visited at beginning of July and really loved the walled garden which was at its best. We thought it was a "rose garden" but it was much more than that. Everything was flowering and I thought it was the best designed and maintained walled garden...More

Thank Hvzm
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Wonderful area to spent time there. Gardens, meadows, riverside, all fresh, quiet and welcoming. Court Cafe to refresh, animals to watch, perfect place to spent couple of hours for family even with smal children. Large parking, no fees for area. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Zdenko B
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