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Coughton Court

This property is free for HHA Friends
Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5JA
01789 400777

15th century home of the Throckmortons. Elaborate stone gatehouse (1510-20) with 2-storey oriel window, in which the wives of the conspirators of the Gunpowder Treason Plot waited for the outcome, is now set amongst buildings adapted or extended 1690-1835.

Features: 25 acres of gardens and grounds, two churches and a lake. New formal Elizabethan-styled knot garden of 1992, recently designed 1.5-acre flower garden in old Walled Garden, Riverside Walk and Bog Garden.

This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.


2m N of Alcester.

Visitor Opening Times

2017: Gardens only: 29 Mar – 1 Oct (Weds–Sun) & 5-29 Oct (Thurs–Sun), 11am–5pm. Closed 24-25 Jun and 15 July.

For Garden open times:

House opened by National Trust. Admission by timed ticket at weekends and on busy days. Free access applies only to the gardens, which are managed by the Throckmorton family, and not to the house. Last admission 30 mins before closing.

Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.

Groups and special visits

The ancestral home of the Throckmorton family. Coughton Court is set in 47 acres but despite its long history the family rose to prominence during Tudor times and was linked to the Gunpowder Plot - the house did not have a garden of significance until the present owner undertook to overhaul the landscape. Groups out of normal visiting hours welcome.

Tailor Made Facilities

Visits to HouseYes
Visits to GardenYes
Other EventsYes
Light RefreshmentsYes

Contact Details

Nicky Gillard
Coughton Court
B49 5JA
01789 400777

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Additional Information
Open for visits
Nearby HHA Properties
Ragley Hall (3  miles)
Alscot Park (10  miles)
Spetchley Park Gardens (12  miles)
Kiftsgate Court Gardens (12  miles)
Ilmington Manor (13  miles)