Coughton Court – National Trust

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Coughton Court is one of several National Trust properties in the same area. It is an imposing Tudor house with beautiful gardens and well worth a visit just for the gardens which are still managed by the Throckmorton family who have lived there for over 600 years. There is also a very pleasant stroll along by the water.

Inside the house there are collections of family portraits, porcelain and fine furniture. Many of the rooms are set out to show how the people lived during various times in the house. As usual, there are the friendly and helpful volunteers in the rooms who are a fund of information and stories.

The walled garden was particularly lovely when we visited in June with a mass of flowers everywhere. There were also some very fine wisterias trained as standards in the garden adjacent to one of the churches. (To visit the churches is seemed necessary to leave the grounds so we left them for a possible future visit.)

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