Whilst staying at The Rudloe Arms why not explore the beautiful local town of Corsham.
With a wide variety of places of interest to visit, it's the perfect place to learn about the local history and treat yuorself to some retail therapy!
Just under 2 miles away (a five minute drive) from the Rudloe is the beautiful historic town of Corsham on the edge of the Cotswolds in Wiltshire. It boasts a mixture of 16th, 17th and 18thcentury buildings. The quiet town has an array of beautiful historic buildings and traditional village way of life. The town is famous for its peacocks which roam around the town freely.
Corsham has a very healthy economy mainly started from its wool trade and quarrying of the ‘Golden Bath Stone’ known as limestone which was used for its historic buildings, the stone was uncovered when the ‘Box Tunnel’ was built for the Great Western Railway enabling it to be quarried and sol to be used in other villages and towns all of the UK.
The town is steeped in history and owes much of its prosperity to local families from centuries ago; still family names live on in the town such as the Methuen family who live at Corsham Court.
Additionally, Cosham has been the location for many films, television dramas and photo shoots including the recent series of ‘Poldark’ and ‘Harry Potter Films’.
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This privately owned historic house currently by the Methuen-Campbell family who still reside there now. Cosham Court with is famed for its large art collection, is open to visitors. The earliest known information of the house dates back to 978.
There are now special guided tours of the Breakfast Room and Library enabling visitors to view these collections.
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Just beneath the town are the historical Corsham Tunnels. Much of what remains today reflects the Tunnels’ service as a nuclear bunker – ‘Burlington Bunker’, as it was code-named – you will also see evidence of their earlier roles as well.
As the threat of nuclear war was a high risk in the 1950s, the Tunnels became an underground facility for the potential relocation of Government in time of crisis. This role was retained until 2004 when, the Cold War having ended, the site was declassified, though still remaining part of the Ministry of Defence estate.
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The Almshouse and Schoolroom is a characterful and unique area featuring several buildings dating back to the seventeenth century.
The complex is very much alive today. Guides welcome visitors from all over the world.
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This is a busy arts establishment based in Corsham, delivering performances, workshops, cinema and more for all ages.
Also you can view the art gallery with 3 resident artists which is defiantly worth a visit. To finish off you can benefit from some delicious refreshments from the café.
For more information http://www.poundarts.org.uk/pound/default.aspx
This spectacular golf club is the second oldest I the West of England and was founded in 1880 and enables you to play all year round due to its great drainage.
The golf course feature the Downland course known for its wonderful views, lovely fairways and its excellent greens.
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Avalon Heritage Tours is a great local tour operator offering a variety of popular local tours of the Wiltshire area.
Avalon have great reviews and are extremely focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction.
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