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Group and education visits to Coughton Court

Visitors on a guided group tour with a volunteer guide at Hidcote Manor Garden, Gloucestershire in September
Visitors on a guided group tour with a volunteer guide at Hidcote Manor Garden | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Coughton Court is the perfect place for a group day out. Explore the house and garden and follow the Throckmorton family on their journey from plotting to destroy Parliament to taking a seat within it. There’s something for everyone at Coughton whether you’re bringing a tour group or an educational group.

Group visits

Coughton Court welcomes groups on open days March-October, not including bank holidays. We have limited availability for weekend group bookings so please email to enquire. Groups must be a minimum of 15 people, discounted rates are available for any non-members in the group.

Please note, pre-booking is essential for all group visits.

What we can offer

Ask about the availability of introductory talks to give your group a taste of history and inspire your visit. The knowledgeable and enthusiastic room guides in the house enjoy sharing stories and are happy to answer your questions.

There's always something to see throughout the year, if you have any special interests, please let us know.

House entry

Admission to the house is by freeflow. Once inside, enjoy the house at your leisure. Large groups may be split to avoid overcrowding. Please contact us to discuss arrangements.

Catering for your group

The spacious restaurant serves hot meals, home-baked cakes, cold snacks and light refreshments. The Coffee Bar serves sandwiches, cakes, hot and cold drinks, ice cream and snacks.

Education group visits

We especially like to welcome schools and colleges and we can offer a guided tour of the house and a range of other activities on days when the house is closed to the public.

School children watching a performance of NT theatre in education in the 'Going, Going Gone' tour
School children enjoying a theatre performance | © National Trust Images/David Levenson

Educational Group Membership

Schools can benefit from an Educational Group Membership, which is an annual membership giving free access to the whole school group at National Trust properties.

Free familiarisation visits for group leaders

If you're planning a group visit you can request our free Travel Trade Pass and you and a friend or colleague will gain free entry to over 300 of our places throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland for 12 months. There’s nothing quite like seeing or experiencing somewhere for yourself to help you plan a successful visit. To receive your pass, call 0344 800 2329 or email us at NTTravelTrade@capita.co.uk.

Who is eligible for free entry?

Registered tourist board guides (on production of a valid badge), coach drivers and tour leaders escorting groups of 15 or more. National Trust members also receive free entry, so it is at your discretion whether to refund the entrance fee to members if you have included it in your package – this is not refunded by the National Trust.

Members must bring their current membership cards with them to avoid paying the full group rate. If any of your group would like to join the National Trust please direct them to our Membership page or call 0344 800 1895.

Get in touch about bringing a group to Coughton

If you would like to book a group visit please contact the team on 01789 400777 or send us an email.

Visitors walking along a hedge-lined path with the house behind them in the garden at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

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