In the historic market town of Corsham you’ll find independent shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs, peacocks roaming freely and maybe even Captain Poldark!
Corsham is on the south-western edge of the Cotswolds and eight miles northeast of Bath. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, with a historic High Street of mellow, Georgian stone buildings, Corsham was historically a centre for agriculture and later, the wool industry.
The hit BBC television drama Poldark was filmed 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 contains several notable historic buildings, such as the Flemish Cottages, built in the seventeenth century, and the Hungerford Almshouses. You'll also find the beautiful Corsham Court.
Set in Capability Brown designed gardens, Corsham Court is one of England's finest stately homes, dating from 1582, and home to 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, Corsham also has a vibrant arts centre, The Pound, a hub of music, theatre and art.