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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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Visited after a morning walk followed by lunch nearby. Two of us are regular visitors but the other two in our party have not visited before. Gardens in full bloom are are worth... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 August 2016
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Solihull
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Visited after a morning walk followed by lunch nearby. Two of us are regular visitors but the other two in our party have not visited before. Gardens in full bloom are are worth the visit alone and vegetable garden offers a good range of varieties. The House is always worth a wander round with helpful volunteers adding coulour to the... More 

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We always visit Coughton Court around our wedding anniversary in early July, as the gardens are particularly beautiful then. As other reviews make clear, the house is fascinating, but we now always spend the day wandering around the gardens. The walled garden is a perfumed maze of little paths through clematis and rose archways and a frothy tumble of cottage... More 

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Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Lovely weather made this visit today although have been in winter too. Interesting house with great views from the tower. Not a huge property but enough of interest to make a good visit. Gorgeous gardens with plenty of seating and picnic areas. Coffee and cake lovely as always at NT properties. Churches close by too. Children's trail if wanted. Not... More 

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Thank Maria W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We visited on a weekend and are glad that we went. The house and grounds are very impressive, with stunning gardens. I could have spent all day here. As the house can only accommodate so many visitors at one time you are asked on entry what time you would like to go into the house itself and are given a... More 

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is a milestone historic location of tremendous importance to English history - the Gunpowder Plot. It was this story that dominated my mind and made me struggle to remember what I was taught about it at school. The circumstances surrounding the plot, and the plan if what may have been had it succeeded, were all clearly explained by the... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Well done National Trust. Coughton Court has a fascinating history covering 600 years of the Throckmorton family and their changes of fortune as Catholics. From Henry VII to The gunpowder plot and up to modern times. Love English history? Then you'll love Coughton! Add to that good explanations from the nt staff, free talks, beautiful gardens, shop and cafe. It's... More 

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Thank David T
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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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