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Coughton Court

Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
+44 1789 400777
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National trust gem

Typical national trust house, steeped in history with wonderful grounds to walk around. The house... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
CavemanJ
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Studley, United Kingdom
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An interesting day out

An interesting and informative day out. The house is beautiful and full of informative displays... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
Diane W
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Coughton Court Alcester, Alcester B49 5JA, England
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Reviewed November 30, 2017 via mobile

Typical national trust house, steeped in history with wonderful grounds to walk around. The house itself is lovely and has great back stories. The Christmas fayre they do is also excellent but you must book ahead!!

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Reviewed November 29, 2017

An interesting and informative day out. The house is beautiful and full of informative displays. The gardens are delightful

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Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

Visited on a cold, wet, miserable end of November Monday, but met with the usual warm NT friendly welcome. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers who brought the history of the house alive and a surprise bonus with a live local village band playing in the saloon!...More

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Reviewed November 26, 2017

Made the mistake of turning up on their first Christmas fair days without booking the house tour tickets in advance. Only two of our party managed to get into the house having waited an hour outside amongst the trade stalls. They said the rooms that...More

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Reviewed November 4, 2017

I hadn't been to Coughton for many years, very glad I went, interesting house, café good, grounds spectacular even in October, great views from up the tower, lots of walks you can take, plenty of room if you wanted to take a picnic, will be...More

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Reviewed November 3, 2017

Been here before years ago. What pulled us back was the history and the variety. Plenty of parking , well organised by a retired, cheerful ex banker; thank you sir! Loads of eating space but I would have liked more under cover. The house is...More

Thank rodburris
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Really interesting 15th century manor house, home for 600 years to the Throckmorton family. Indirectly involved in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff on hand to answer any questions you have. Outside there are several walks ( the short Riverside and...More

Thank Graham G
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Reviewed October 27, 2017

We visited Coughton Court on the day after a programme on television about the gunpowder plot so everyone was talking about the programme and the persecution of Catholics. The programme had obviously caused some problems as there were some historical inaccuracies which were making difficulties...More

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Reviewed October 22, 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

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Reviewed October 22, 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

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