Coombe Abbey is a hotel between Coventry and Brinklow which has been developed from a historic grade 1 listed building and former country house. The house's original gardens are now a country park. Coombe Abbey was founded as a monastery in the 12th century. Following the dissolution of monasteries in the 16th century it became a royal property. Elizabeth of Bohemia, the daughter of King James 1st, was educated there in the early 17th century and had the Gunpowder Plot succeeded she was to have been abducted from Coombe Abbey and proclaimed as Queen Elizabeth 2nd!! How about that then, as the present Queen may or may not have gotten on the throne and we may never have heard of Camilla!!! For successive generations Coombe Abbey was owned by the Earls of Craven and in 1964 it was bought by Coventry City Council with 150 acres of land and the park was opened to the public in 1966.
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Photo taken in Combe Fields, Warwickshire, UK
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