Coughton Court has been home to the Throckmorton family for more than 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. There is still more to enjoy away from the house and gardens; a wealth of trails and activities to keep the little ones busy, or for those who prefer a stroll there is ancient woodland, awash with bluebells in the spring.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Access restricted to ground floor of house, loose gravel paths in garden
- Facilities: Braille guide, induction loop, sensory experience, video and images of upstairs rooms available, parking, wheelchairs available
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: House, Grounds, Shop & Café open: 29 Mar-1 Oct, Wed-Sun 11-5; 5-29 Oct, Thu-Sun 11-5. Walled Garden opens 12. House, Shop & Café open: 2-26 Mar, Thu-Sun 11-5; 25 Nov-3 Dec, daily 11-5. Open BH Mon. Closed 24-25 June & 15 July. Good Fri-
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About the area
The sparkle of sunlight on a gentle river as it meanders through beautiful countryside; the reflections of sailing boats on a lake; relaxing with a pint in the garden of an old English pub in a picturesque village; brightly coloured narrow boats making their way through a flight of lock gates; the imposing silhouette of an historic castle. These are the scenes that make Warwickshire a delight.
There may be few seriously high hills in this fertile plain, but it is an area full of attractive walking in rolling countryside, blessed with a fascinating history and wonderful places and buildings to visit. This is Shakespeare’s county, and the footprint of the famous Bard appears almost everywhere. He was born and brought up around the beautiful Warwickshire town of Stratford-upon-Avon, and many of his plays draw upon his own experiences in the area.
Warwickshire has a history that embraces the Civil War, castles and large country houses are scattered over the county. Warwick Castle is the home of the Earl of Warwick, Kenilworth Castle was a stronghold for lords and kings of England in the 11th and 12th centuries, and so the list goes on.
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