Please note: This house does not offer free entry to Historic House members.
For alternative options please see other opening options.

Other opening

Overview

Coughton Court stands in 25 acres of grounds containing some of the most beautiful gardens in the country.

The name Coughton (pronounce "Coat-un") suggests a settlement or farm known for the hunting of woodcock or game birds.

It is believed that there was a medieval house on the site when John de Throckmorton arrived in 1409 to marry into the de Spiney family. Since that time, Coughton Court has been home to the Throckmortons, one of the UK's oldest catholic families.


Opening
Opening

8 March to 4 November, Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm-5pm.

Not open: Wednesdays in March and October and 8 and 9 September.

Find Us
Find us

Situated between the M5, M40 and M42, Coughton lies between the two villages of Alcester and Studely and is well signposted from the A435.

Admission
Admission

N.B. In a change to the 2018 printed handbook, this property does not any longer admit Historic Houses members for free. We apologise for this change.

Group Visits
Group Visits

Enjoy a private tour of the award winning Throckmorton Gardens. Pick the brains of the Head Gardener whilst walking around.

Please ring 01789 400 004 for availability.

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details for our special events

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Forthcoming Tours

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Tour Overview

Go on a tour of the private North Wing of Coughton Court, the home of the family, and explore their fine, award-winning gardens.

Tour duration

2.5 hours

Tour prices

£15.00 per person

Refreshments

Tea, coffee and cakes. Evening tours include wine.

Access notes

There is wheelchair access to all the property including a stairlift to the first floor.

Special restrictions

No dogs permitted.


Opening
Opening

8 March to 4 November, Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm-5pm.

Not open: Wednesdays in March and October and 8 and 9 September.

Find Us
Find us

Situated between the M5, M40 and M42, Coughton lies between the two villages of Alcester and Studely and is well signposted from the A435.

Admission
Admission

N.B. In a change to the 2018 printed handbook, this property does not any longer admit Historic Houses members for free. We apologise for this change.

Group Visits
Group Visits

Enjoy a private tour of the award winning Throckmorton Gardens. Pick the brains of the Head Gardener whilst walking around.

Please ring 01789 400 004 for availability.

Other opening


Coughton Court's history and features

Coughton Court still has many of its original features including its flamboyant sixteenth-century gate tower. It is one of the last remaining Roman Catholic houses in the country to retain its historic treasures, housing one of the very best collections of portraits and memorabilia of one family from the early Tudor times. Alongside family items on display, there are pieces such as the chemise reputedly worn by Mary Queen of Scots when she was executed and a bishop's Cope, with intricate needlework, believed to have been worked upon by Catherine of Aragon.

Coughton Court was gifted to the National Trust in 1946 by the Throckmortons, the family continue to live at Coughton Court, continuing six centuries of unbroken tradition.

Since 1992, the gardens which had been abandoned after the Second World War have been brought back to life by Clare McLaren Throckmorton and her daughter Christina Williams who have created a garden that provides this beautiful house the setting it deserves.