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Fascinating place with interesting history

visited Coughton several times in past years and decided it was time for another visit, Not... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Roger S
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Unexpectedly brilliant.

We came here as a last minute decision, having been camping in the area. The other NT property had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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...more
Coughton, Alcester B49 5JA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

visited Coughton several times in past years and decided it was time for another visit, Not disappointed. On this occasion there was a lot of interesting facts about the Gun Powder Plot and the role Coughton Court played. Not all the house is open but...More

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here as a last minute decision, having been camping in the area. The other NT property had restricted and timed entry. I’m so glad we came here instead. The house is beautiful and interesting. The family who still reside here had links to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing Tudor house with an amazing history. Beautiful gardens and two lovely churches, one Catholic and one Protestant which pretty much sums up the reformation.

Thank SteveS1970
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with an elderly friend and found we needed to walk quite a bit to appreciate everything. It was worth climbing 2 flights of stairs for the view over the roof. But it was frustrating to go backwards and forwards to see all...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

A very interesting place with lovely gardens.spent a few hours here walking round the gardens. Visited the house with a time slot which we were given on entry.

Thank Jill W
Reviewed 20 July 2018

It's an ill wind - because the family was catholic and so was regularly fined and generally penalised,they didn't have the money to remodel the house as different styles came into fashion, so it remains true to its Tudor roots. There was timed entry to...More

Thank pco1
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We went back here and it was lovely. We had a walk round the gardens as there was a little wait to go round the house. Unfortunately due to the recent dry spell of weather, the garden, was not at it's best, but it was...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 3 July 2018

This country house of the Throckmorton family (involved in the Gunpowder Plot) is a great visit. There's so much history here and the guides are an absolute mine of information. There is so much to see - I'm intrigued by the garment Mary Queen of...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Although the day we were able to visit was hot and the property was quite busy, all the staff and volunteers were pleasant and helpful and the House, Gardens and facilities were all worth the time we spent there. Entry to the House was by...More

Thank Anthony H
Reviewed 13 June 2018

As National Trust members we visited Coughton Court while on holiday. It was a lovely way to spend a day. The house itself is very interesting and the gardens are a delight. We were also lucky enough to see a couple of families of young...More

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15 April 2017|
Response from MWC-UK | Reviewed this property |
I saw dogs there although most were on leads.
Leila O
5 August 2016|
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Response from BUCHANANA | Reviewed this property |
From the M50 onto the M5 south to junction 9 and then the A46 north to Alcester. Straight forward.