Coughton Court has been the home of the Throckmorton family since 1409. It holds a unique place in English history with its close connections to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.
It is an imposing edifice, set in beautiful gardens about 6 miles west of Stratford-upon Avon and 2 miles north of Alcester, with a collection of Catholic treasures and 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 (the Gunpowder Plotters met here during their early planning stages), 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.
We especially like to welcome schools and colleges and believe we have a lot to offer you. We can offer a guided tour before the House opens as long as you can arrive by 10am.