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Top places to live in Wiltshire Corsham

Only ten miles from oh-so popular Bath, Corsham is built from the same pale stone, is just as pretty but significantly more affordable – it’s a real hidden gem of charming Georgian buildings, cobbled streets, Almshouses and parkland, making this historic market town a must-see place to visit and stay. Part of our Top 200 Places to Live series.



A gorgeously attractive town with a hint of Bath (but minus the price tag), Corsham has a genuinely independent bookshop (i.e. not secretly owned by Waterstones), The Corsham Bookshop, well worth an hour’s musing. 


A wealth of funky shops and cafes, including Mother & Wild and the Deli, where you can take away or eat at the counter. Camomile Cafe is an amazing children’s activity and therapy café in the centre of town.


If your favourite weekend afternoon pastime is pootling around a gorgeous emporium of vintage goodies and funky retro relics, you’re in for a treat with Previous Homewares, offering fabulous homewares, jewellery, cards, children’s toys, furniture and stunning interior fabrics.


The Pound is a welcoming and vibrant arts venue with a 100-seat auditorium, exhibition space and cafe bar. They also have an active youth theatre with groups from ages 4 to 25, plus classes, courses and workshops covering everything from music to ceramics, paper quilling to Lego building. Look out for their special ‘School’s Out’ activities during school holidays too.


£364,309. Good local estate agents include David Ingram, Strakers, and Hunter French.



Heywood Prep is a lovely, happy prep school in the heart of the town.


Coppins of Corsham is our favourite local jeweller full of handmade creations. It’s a family-based operation with a workshop on site.


2 hours 9 mins from Corsham to London. Driving to London takes 2 hours 14 mins.

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