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Coughton Court

Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
+44 1789 400777
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The walled garden is just part of the National Trust estate but it is the main attraction and not... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
eric b
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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One of my favourite Trust properties will visit again the staff were full of knowledge which they... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Tracey A
Lincolnshire, 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%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“walled garden” (89 reviews)
“gunpowder plot” (157 reviews)
“national trust” (108 reviews)
Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
+44 1789 400777
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

The walled garden is just part of the National Trust estate but it is the main attraction and not to be missed. As wall gardens go it is perhaps one of the smaller ones but no less excellent and as the entrance is positioned centrally...More

1  Thank eric b
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

One of my favourite Trust properties will visit again the staff were full of knowledge which they shared with my wife and I

1  Thank Tracey A
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

First time visiting and will definitely go back. Staff friendly and informative. Lovely place, lovely atmosphere. Staff explained things to my children in a manner that was interesting and they would understand and they loved it.

1  Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Very disappointing, due to high winds they had closed all the gardens and the tower. I would not have minded had they reduced ticket prices taking this into consideration. The cafe could do with being larger to accommodate the amount of people

1  Thank Ellie W
Reviewed 18 October 2017

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

1  Thank Philip S
Reviewed 13 October 2017

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.

1  Thank jerseyjeanette
Reviewed 13 October 2017

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.

1  Thank Badgerisimus
Reviewed 12 October 2017 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

1  Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 11 October 2017

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

1  Thank NoahBirmingham
Reviewed 10 October 2017

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.

1  Thank ianandjacqui2016
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