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Coughton Court

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Address: Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
Phone Number: +44 1789 400777
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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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Heritage & diverse outside gardens

This National Trust property has become a favourite of mine. There is a limited amount of indoor areas, but what can be viewed is very well laid out & informative, with a treasure... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

This National Trust property has become a favourite of mine. There is a limited amount of indoor areas, but what can be viewed is very well laid out & informative, with a treasure hunt for children too. The view from the tower is amazing. The gardens are very diverse, with formal, informal, fruit growing area (pick your own £1 a... More 

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Beckenham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We were four adults and a 6 month old baby. Lovely gardens to walk around and a good tea room. Full of history and a wonderful place to visit.

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Cromer, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Had a wonderful visit to Coughton Court on our recent short trip to the area with my partner and 5 year old. Lots to see, lovely grounds to look round, great cafe & shop. All very clean & gardens kept to an exceptional standard. Managed to leave my purse at the ice cream window and with only realising 2 hours... More 

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Sheffield
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

A top quality national trust property. It has a grand look to it, some interesting history and lovely gardens plus the excellent volunteers. Not much to fault it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The house tells the story of how one family survived and ultimately prospered despite being under threat as Catholics over many generations. It is also a home of remarkable beauty, which has been tastefully adapted and improved over the years while retaining original features dating back to Tudor times. The gardens, grounds, setting and views are wonderful. Highly recommended.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Very interesting history of the gunpowder plot, I learned something new. Great view from the roof and some lovely short walks manageable even in the heat. Would lI've to go back

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The house is steeped in history surrounding the Gunpowder Plot and the persecution of Catholics in England. The volunteers are friendly and eager to share their knowledge with visitors, which helps bring the history to life, too. The gardens, especially the Walled Gardens are spectacular in July; well worth a visit in their own right. There are two churches to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Fabulous place to visit. steeped in history....a visit up the tower was great...gardens, pool and the bog great. absolutely fabulous..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is a lovely place to visit with children as there are plenty of space to let them run around and oinic etc. The stroll around the lake is also very nice and there are plenty of seats for the oldies to rest a while as the children feed the ducks. The gardens are well kept a well worth a... More 

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Coughton Court is our nearest NT place and we visit on a regular basis. The house is definitely worth visiting and can be done more than once as you'll always find something new of interest. The grounds are nice, particularly the lake area. Picnics can be taken outside the grounds boundaries in the car park area. There are also two... More 

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