Accessibility at Coughton Court
- 15 August 2023
We believe Coughton Court should be open and accessible for all. Read more to discover how you can best access this special place and full information on accessibility for those with disabilities or additional access needs.
Access for people with disabilities
The National Trust has a variety of ways individuals with specialist requirements can access places free or at discounted admission rates. You can find out more about these cards on our Access for Everyone page.
Our access statement
We're passionate about making Coughton accessible to all needs and disabilities. For detailed information, this document outlines the various facilities we have in place to cater for your requirements. Here's our full access statement.
Making your visit easier
Available at Coughton for your visit you will find:
- Parking – Several accessible parking spaces can be found in the main car park for Blue Badge holders or anyone with mobility requirements. There is a drop off point for disabled passengers in the private Throckmorton car park next to the shop.
Assistance dogs - Assistance dogs are welcome in the house and grounds. We allow dogs in the car parks and across the wider estate walks and footpaths but not in the formal gardens around the house or in the house itself.
Wheelchairs - 3 manual wheelchairs are available for loan. Ask at the welcome centre on arrival.
Mobility Vehicle - There is also 1 Powered Mobility Vehicle (All Terrain Tramper) available for hire on a first come first serve basis and is not bookable. The tramper is an electric all-terrain mobility scooter designed specifically to cover rough ground and grass safely. It can go up and down slopes, over bumps and tree roots, through shallow puddles, mud and soft ground.
Surfaces and terrain – There are flat gravel paths around the gardens, but one or two small steps down to the sunken gardens. In the wider parkland there are gravel and mown grass paths which can be uneven in places. These paths are accessible for chunky-wheeled child's pushchairs but may be heavy-going for a wheelchair depending on recent wet weather conditions and are easier to navigate using a tramper. Please ask for advice in Visitor Reception on your way in.
Toilets- There is an accessible toilet in the main Stable Yard opposite the restaurant. The accessible toilet is 2.2m by 2.6m and has both left and right handrails.
- House - The means of access to the upper floors is by staircase only. A video tour of the property is available on an iPad in the Saloon. There is space to turn a wheelchair easily in each room (requirement of 1500mm diameter circle) though many of the ground floor corridors are not suitable for this.
Explore the house and collections at Coughton Court, which has been home to the Throckmorton family for over six centuries and continues to be their home today.
The Throckmorton family created and manages the award-winning garden at Coughton. Highlights include the walled garden, lake, knot garden, vegetable garden, orchard and bog garden.
Twenty-one generations of the Throckmorton family have lived at Coughton since 1409. Over six centuries there are many stories to tell, including that of the gunpowder plot.
Caring for Coughton goes on all year round, much of it behind the scenes. Find out more about the work being done to protect and restore Coughton and its treasures.
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