Coughton Court has been the home to the Throckmorton family for 600 years. This year you can experience their journey from danger to triumph through the eyes of the remarkable women of the family, the wives, mothers and daughters whose stories are all too overshadowed by those of their husbands and fathers.For Coughton Court and beyond, use our Alcester travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Alcester vacation.
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We visited these grounds on Wednesday and it was delightful. The boys loved the fact they could play football, the gardens were gorgeous and we had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon there. We didn't vi... more »
Part of the building still occupied by the estates owners. Nice building with an interesting extended history. more »
Great National Trust place to visit. Fantastic gardens to walk round with views of the house and riverside. Interesting history to the house and it's occupants and links to the gunpowder plot. good re... more »
Our local NT. Great walks, lovely gardens. Not spent much time around the house itself yet, that will be more of an activity if it's a rainy day. Food in the restaurant is pretty good - normally a couple of gluten free options available as well, though not usually advertised as such.
Great place to visit for a family day out. Would recommend being an NT member though as more value for money. The bluebell walk in the spring is really nice, and the addition of the Gunpowder Plot trail was enjoyed by the kids. Have always found staff very helpful.
The gardens were amazing! Could have spent the whole day just soaking up the atmosphere in there. N T volunteers were very friendly and informative. Shall definitely go back
I had been wanting to go to this place for ages and we decided to go on Bank Holiday Monday. The lady in the 'welcome' office looked down her nose at us and her attitude was abrupt and she spoke over me when I showed her our passes. She looked miserable and obviously didn't want to be there. Infact all the staff seemed rude, even the gardener in the gardens looked right through me when I said "Morning". When we got to the main house we were told by a member of staff behind the front door, "Shoe covers are over there". We looked across the room and there was a bag pile of blue plastic covers for your feet in a wicker basket. Not only did I feel this was intimidating to customers who paid over £12.00 each to get in, but not one member of staff had got a pair on. I would not have minded but I could not see anything worth protecting anyway - you know that saying? "You can't polish a turd?" When we entered the first room a lady inside asked us if we had been upstairs first and said that we had to do the upstairs rooms first before the dining room. We did, but I did not see it made any difference whatsoever. On the positive side though, she did smile. After looking at the five rooms that were open (yes, you read that right) we got outside and no one had got the brains to leave a bin or basket outside for people to put the used shoe covers in, so for the next 10 minutes we were walking round with used covers in our hands due to the lack of bins. Overall I got the impression after they had taken your money they did not want you there. The staff need to be retrained and reminded that if customers stop going, they will be out of a job, so at least smile now and then. We left after 42 minutes after completing a 40 mile round trip. The final straw was when we saw signs saying where you could and could not eat your picnic lunch. It was too condescending for me. No thank you. When I thought coming home in the car how much money we had spent I wanted to cry. My partner said we had been there before many years ago but I could not remember. That should say it all really. Take it from me, save your money.
Has a great history to it. I won't spoil it save for the connection to the gunpowder plot if 1605. Love the trade market staged a few times a year. My daughter however is not convinced that it is the real Father Christmas we see.
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