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Coughton Court

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

Entry to the house is subject to a time ticket, but it's well worth the wait. Photography is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Philip S
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Pakenham, United Kingdom
Nice property visit for free with National Trust membership

A local property that we visit steeped in history with Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot!!The house... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jerseyjeanette
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Redditch, 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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gunpowder plot” (152 reviews)
“national trust” (103 reviews)
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Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
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+44 1789 400777
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Reviewed yesterday

Entry to the house is subject to a time ticket, but it's well worth the wait. Photography is welcomed and the two stand out rooms for me was the music room and the climb to the tower, (via the Tower room), with its views over...More

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 6 days ago

A local property that we visit steeped in history with Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder plot!!The house is interesting and gardens beautiful with a lake and woodland walk.Restaurant and gift shop with a picnic area and easy parking.

Thank jerseyjeanette
Reviewed 6 days ago

An historic place with an exciting story to tell with plots, intrigues and priest-holes - great for all ages and nationalities! In addition, lovely gardens and, even more important - the usual high standard of National Trust catering!! Wish we'd had more time here.

Thank Badgerisimus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

NT houses are always wonderful for solo travellers and this house and garden is stunning. The car park is rather rough and ready so beware if you have limited mobility. Potholes and grass abound. The gardens are stunning, lots to explore with woods, a river,...More

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here before, a very pleasant day out, the gardens are lovely, really well kept, cheese and chutney sandwiches are to die for, good jacket spuds to, good cafe, very quick and efficient, interesting house, well worth a visit

Thank NoahBirmingham
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place and fabulous afternoon/evening event. Enthralled the whole time. Very well organised with choices of food/drink, and plenty of car parking. Definitely visit again to similar event next year and to see the house in more detail.

Thank ianandjacqui2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Member of National Trust so included in annual membership. Interesting link to gun powder plot. Excellent volunteer guides gave talk on house and the plot.

Thank Mothergoosethemoose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historically very interesting especially the room dedicated to The Gunpowder Plot. The National Trust volunteers in each room are very helpful and knowledgeable. The gardens are lovely and the contrast between the two churches was interesting. Great views from the tower. As usual a first...More

Thank Tom J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressed by the house, however, for us the gardens were the highlight. During our visit a lady gave a group of us a 20 to 25 minute talk on the family and propertys history. The Throgmorton family still live in the house and have resided...More

Thank HRH84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nation Trust member so took the ;ittle ones out for a sunny day out with Picnic Lovely house to view great view from the roof and family history link to the Gunpowder plot Nice tearoom Garden area we took our Picnic lots of nice spots...More

Thank seafarer20162016
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