Corsham is something of a hidden gem in Wiltshire. On the fringe of the Cotswolds, this historic market town is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is home to a number of historic buildings, including the Almshouses (corshamalmshouses.org.uk) and Corsham Court (corsham-court.co.uk) with its Capability Brown picture gallery.
There’s The Pound Arts Centre (poundarts.org.uk) with everything from art exhibitions to stand-up comedy; a glorious selection of independent shops offering an eclectic mix of purchases from vintage and antique buys to arts and crafts and collectable comics and toys, as well as great places to eat and drink.
And you can walk in the footsteps of Ross Poldark (the BBC One series was filmed here) while following the peacocks, Corsham’s noisiest residents, who roam the High Street.
An ideal base for exploring the surrounding area, including Lacock and Castle Combe, Corsham is just under nine miles from Junction 17 on the M4, and around 10 miles from the centre of Bath.
Free to visit the town. Coach parking by prior arrangement. Visits to Corsham Court, Corsham Almshouses and The Pound need to be arranged separately. Town walking tours can be arranged with a tour guide.
Contact: Sharon Thomas
Map & Directions
On the A4 between Chippenham and Bath. Southwest of M4 Junction 17.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest railway station at Chippenham. Local bus services and taxis available.Regular National Express coach service from London and Bath.