In the historic market town of Corsham you’ll find independent shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs, peacocks roaming freely and maybe even Captain Poldark! The BBC filmed the hit television drama in the High Street, which doubled as a bustling eighteenth-century Truro. The town was also used as a location for the film Remains of the Day, starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson.
Corsham is at the south-western edge of the Cotswolds and eight miles northeast of Bath. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, with a historic High Street made up of mellow, Georgian stone buildings, Corsham was historically a centre for agriculture and later, the wool industry. It remains a focus for quarrying Bath Stone.
It contains several notable historic buildings, such as the Flemish Cottages, built in the seventeenth century to house a group of Flemish weavers and the Hungerford Almshouses. You will also find the beautiful Corsham Court.
Set in Capability Brown designed gardens, Corsham Court is one of England's finest stately homes, based upon an Elizabethan Manor dating from 1582, and is home to the resident peacocks! The interiors are laid out as a suite of magnificent Georgian Staterooms, the work of leading eighteenth and nineteenth century architects.
An ideal base away from the city of Bath and with good transport links to explore the surrounding area, Corsham also has a unique and vibrant arts centre, The Pound, a bustling hub of music, theatre and art.