Corsham is a quiet, unspoilt town where peacocks wander freely around the streets! It owes its prosperity to the wool trade and quarrying of golden Bath stone, brought to life in the town's heritage centre.
Discover the wealth of beautiful and historic buildings including Corsham Court, 17th Century Flemish buildings, Lady Margaret Hungerford Almshouses, weavers cottages, old inns and the elegant Town Hall.
Pickwick, once an adjoining hamlet but now very much a part of Corsham, gave its name to Moses Pickwick, an abandoned baby. This name was apparently seen on a carrier's cart by Charles Dickens, who used it for his Pickwick Papers.
Nearby is the village of Box from where stone was first quarried in the 8th Century. By the end of the 19th Century these quarries were the most productive in the world and were used by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in the building of his Bristol to London railway, completed in 1841.The route included Brunel’s famous, two-mile long Box Tunnel, which is still in use today, and the western end can be viewed from the A4 in Box. Unlike today’s modern commuters, some of Brunel’s first timid travellers left the train before it entered the tunnel and rejoined it the other side!
The town market is held on a Tuesday.
Most attractive and unique complex of 17th Century Almshouses, Schoolroom, Warden's House and...0.29 miles away
The Pound is a thriving arts centre based in Corsham, delivering performances, workshops, cinema...0.46 miles away
The Pilgrims’ Chapel at Chapel Plaister is a tiny, but unique part of our national heritage. It...2.66 miles away
Lacock Abbey, located in the centre of the village was founded in the 13th century and dissolved...3.14 miles away
The Museum is housed in a fine 18th century grade II listed building. The displays tell the story...3.41 miles away
Based in the beautiful county of Wiltshire, close to Bath, Bristol and the Cotswolds, Vintage...4.63 miles away
Ultimate motoring thrills for adrenaline junkies.4.68 miles away
Dramatic Victorian confection.5.35 miles away
Bowood House and Gardens opens between April and November every year and is open 7 days a week...6.06 miles away
This small, handsome parkland church is set in parkland above a river.6.26 miles away
Wiltshire Music Centre is a purpose-built, 300-seat concert hall which attracts...6.62 miles away
Come on a journey through the history of America.6.82 miles away
The Barbara McLellan is a purpose built wide beam trip boat which has seating for up to 51...7.06 miles away
Based at Bradford on Avon Wharf, 400 yards from the town centre and only a few steps from the...7.07 miles away
The Calne Heritage Centre tells the story of Calne and the surrounding areas.7.76 miles away
Fascinating art exhibitions in an impressively majestic setting.7.92 miles away