Scaffold viewing platform is the new highlight at Coughton Court near Alcester - The Stratford Observer

Scaffold viewing platform is the new highlight at Coughton Court near Alcester

Stratford Editorial 24th May, 2024   0

THERE’S a new highlight in store for visitors to Coughton Court near Alcester.

Intrepid visitors to the National Trust property are being invited to try out the new scaffold viewing platform, installed as part of the major £3.3million Through the Roof project taking place this year.

Those who dare can grab a hi-vis and hard hard hat and climb 100 steps to the top of the scaffolding.

Once there, they will be greeted with views of the Coughton Court estate and the surrounding Alcester countryside.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to witness specialists working on the tower roof.

Coughton Court spokesperson Lucy Brant said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming this once in a lifetime experience to Coughton Court. We want visitors of all ages to be able to learn more about the Through the Roof project. This is where the viewing platform will not only allow guests to witness the work taking place in real time but also gather a different perspective of Coughton Court from above.

“This vital work is part of the National Trust’s commitment to conservation. Helping to preserve historic buildings, like Coughton Court, for future generations.”

After scaling the heights of the viewing platform visitors can dive deeper into the Through the Roof project in the new exhibition located in the courtyard. This space shares more about the work taking place to preserve, repair and improve the building’s roof and facade.

The viewing platform will be open from 11am on open days between May and August.

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