As well as the many shops, restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Corsham there are several events and activities to keep any holiday makers occupied. Depending on your interests, there is something for everyone.
The major tourist attraction in Corsham is the historic site of Corsham Court and Gardens. Acquired and remodelled by Paul Methuen in 1745, this building was built to mimic Elizabethan style and filled with original artwork. Part of the gardens is now known as Corsham Park. Guided tours are given and tours of the private breakfast and library areas are given during the summertime.
Also in Corsham is the 17th century Schoolrooms and Almshouses, that have all their original furnishings and an exhibition room. The Pound Arts Centre holds theatre productions, musical events and art exhibitions are held here regularly. There is also a cinema screen showing artistic productions and independent films. Art exhibitions are usually free entry and there are ‘Free Fridays’ with different musicians playing for you to enjoy while having coffee with friends.
Corsham Village is filled with things to do. It’s 16th to 18th century architecture make it a pleasant place to take a walk through. There are several popular places to eat including The Deli serving coffee and freshly made sandwiches as well as a selection of homemade jams and chutneys. Visit the Royal Oak bar for a sociable atmosphere or have a meal in the cosy Cinnamon restaurant.
For business visitors or regular visitors, there is the JSU Golf Society. Membership is £25 annually and games are held regularly on the local Golf courses such as Parkland Golf Course. If you are into sports, the local football team plays at Corsham Town Football Club and there are opportunities to play as the courts are available for hire. Corsham Rugby Club invites all levels of player to join. Located at the Fortress I Lacock Road in Corsham, it has training facilities and playing grounds for adults but also has a junior club which kids can join. Both the football and rugby clubs have clubhouses which can be booked for parties.
There is also a cricket club in Corsham at the south end of its high street. You can apply for a membership or just take a trip along to socialise with other members. In addition, there is Springfield Leisure Centre which has a swimming pool, sauna and steam room for relaxation. It also has a squash court and fitness gym for the more active visitor. Regular fitness classes are held in their club room.
There are several markets held in Corsham which are held throughout the year. For a great sense of the local community, the weekly Corsham Market is open every Tuesday, selling fresh local produce and goods. There is also a regular Farmers Market and Italian and French markets which are held at different times through the year.
As mentioned above, the Pound Arts Centre holds regular arts and crafts days for families. There is a craft day on a Saturday afternoon which is free of charge. There are various community projects which are held regularly in the town such as photography workshops and art workshops.
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