Coughton Court - National Trust

View towards the fireplace in the Blue Drawing Room at Coughton Court, Warwickshire.
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Coughton Court is a beautiful Tudor house set in 25 acres of landscaped gardens in Alcester, Warwickshire. Through its rich and varied history, the house has witnessed some of the most defining moments in British history – from the court of Henry VIII to the Gunpowder plot of 1605.

The grounds of Coughton Court are managed by the family, while the house is currently managed by the National Trust. Clare McLaren-Throckmorton inherited the estate in 1992 and, together with her daughter, garden designer Christina Williams, has devoted the past 17 years to developing what is now one of the finest gardens in Britain.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

Adult House & Gardens £9.70
Child (under 16) House & Gardens £4.90 (under 5's free)
Family (2+2) House & Gardens £24.50
Adult Gardens Only* £6.50
Child (under 16) Gardens Only* £3.25 (under 5's free)
Family (2+2) Gardens only* £16.25
Groups House & Gardens £8
Groups Gardens Only* £5.50

*Nominal charge may apply for Walled Garden.

National Trust members - Free Admission to House and Grounds with valid membership cards.


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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: A House of Secrets and Intrigue

  • 12 September 2015

Coughton Court is an imposing Tudor house set in beautiful gardens with a collection of Catholic treasures

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. They faced persecution for their Catholic faith and were willing to risk everything - from political intrigue to the infamous Gunpowder Plot. A wealth of stories and characters still fill this home, where clues to its turbulent history can still be found amongst the fresh flowers and family portraits.

Explore this story of fascinating personalities 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.

There is still more to enjoy away from the house and gardens. For the little ones a play area with a wealth of trails and activities to keep them busy and for those seeking something a little less energetic then a stroll through our ancient woodland, or a visit to the restaurant for a relaxing cream tea.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Coughton Court - National Trust
National Trust
Coughton Court
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