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Coughton Court

Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
+44 1789 400777
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Heart of English history

Having grown up near Birmingham only 20 miles away I can't understand why it's taken me 67 years... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2016
Alan1fromOz
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Narooma, Australia
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Interesting Visit

Learnt a lot about the families involvement with the Gun Powder plot. Another interesting national... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
corgie2225
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Warminster, 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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“walled garden” (77 reviews)
“gunpowder plot” (137 reviews)
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Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Having grown up near Birmingham only 20 miles away I can't understand why it's taken me 67 years and a trip from Australia to finally visit. It was well worth the wait. Refreshing my knowledge of the Gunpowder Plot, admiring the ingenuity of the priest...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Learnt a lot about the families involvement with the Gun Powder plot. Another interesting national trust property. Enjoyed the walled garden

Thank corgie2225
Reviewed 28 June 2016

It was a beautifully clear and sunny day when we visited so the gardens looked lovely. The owners' family history was intriguing with its connections with such events as the gunpowder plot and the buildings themselves are a wonderful surprise to those who have only...More

Thank CMJ448
Reviewed 26 June 2016

First time we have been here as it looks like it has some nice walks. It does, unfortunately if you have a dog you can't go into the ground meaning some of the walks have a detour on roads/tracks. It also means there is nowhere...More

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Looking through National Trust places to visit in the Midlands we decided to give Coughton Court a go. What a nice surprise. A very organised operation with excellent information provided The talks and tour of house were brilliant - both informative and very interesting. The...More

Thank Jackie F
Reviewed 19 June 2016

There is so much to do and see here, from the lovely house which is brought to life by the room guides, to the 2 churches one C of E and one Catholic. There is a very good café and lots of children's activities in...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We have visited a couple of times in the last couple of years. A lovely old house, with plenty of history. Lovely grounds, especially when the tulips are in full bloom in the spring. Our visit last year was on the day of the 'duck...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

A beautiful house with a fantastic history and a wonderful walk round discovering it all. What really made the visit for me was the fantastic walled garden. It has won awards and rightly so. We visited in June and it was 'stuffed' full of flowers...More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Food not bad eaten here a few times recently , great in the summer outside, drinks reasonably priced food ok

Thank David P
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Fascinating building full of interesting objects. Historically, the site where the Gunpowder Plot was first talked about. The staff were pleasant, and informative.

Thank Aelodnewydd
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