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Coughton Court

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Address: Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
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+44 1789 400777

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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Afternoon walk

Doesn't matter how often go it's always a pleasure could be just for a walk round grounds or to see different events they have.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Alcester, United Kingdom
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Alcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Doesn't matter how often go it's always a pleasure could be just for a walk round grounds or to see different events they have.

Thank milllsj
Alcester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic old historical house with great gardens, coffee shop and plant sales. It has great walks around the grounds and along the river and the house is amazing going back to Elisabeth the first. The National Trust does a wonderful job in looking after this estate.

Thank ElaineWilson1
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coughton Court is fantastic place to visit all year round. The house and everything it holds tells a fascinating story around the gunpowder plot. Be sure to talk to the various volunteers around the premise, they always have interesting tidbits to tell that aren't in of the information boards scattered around. Don't miss out of the secret hide holes around... More 

Thank Dipesh P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coughton Court is agreat day out for all ages. There are some lovely walks in the surrounding area. The house tour is very interesting, the grounds are delightful and the food in the restaurant is delicious and competitively priced.

Thank JulyTwo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Held in one of the large drawing rooms it is presented by the Crescent Theatre players. It is an evening of carols, comedy, singing and story telling. The singing, both choral and group, is truly beautiful and accompanied by various instruments. This is mixed with short comedy sketches, stories and poems. This is accompanied with warm mulled wine and mince... More 

Thank Greg D
Warwickshire, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Enjoyed a festive visit to Coughton Court with the children. It was a nice house, gorgeous in fact however I felt that we weren't given enough of the story? I would have liked to know a bit more about the link with the gunpowder plot, the priest hole etc however it was busy, it wasn't easy to talk to the... More 

Thank bodiddly79
Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

My wife & I visited Coughton Court in December for a pre-Christmas buffet supper and tour of the house. The supper comprised two choices of delicious soup, both vegetarian friendly, and huge chunks of lovely bread - followed by large turkey rolls (more bread) served with warm spicy mulled wine and then coffee. It was all very nice but there... More 

Thank denstrudwick
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The Crescent theatre put on a concert of songs and stories which was in Coughton Court and the whole experience was really stunning. Very well produces and an excellent venue.

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Long term National Trust member & have previously visited Coughton. Not as big an experience as some houses but pleasant location & interesting.(Lovely Christmas Carol singing from local school). But disappointed this time in connection with our specific reason for visit. in other National Trust locations have previously had good Christmas lunch experience. So selected Coughton this time & booked... More 

Thank resters
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Having arrived in the UK the day after Coughton closed for winter I was very happy when they announced they were opening for a week at the end of November (just before we left). This house is amazing, the history that goes with it also something a lot of people probably do not know about. Do yourself a favour and... More 

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