Second World War Walk

Discover Coleshill's hidden Second World War history on this informative walk through village, woods and parkland at the home of the British Resistance.

  • Booking essential

Coleshill House was the hush hush headquarters of Churchill's secret army, or the Auxiliers. Discover the detailed history of their training and visit some of the remaining Second World War features around the village, including the Guard House and the original prototype underground training bunker or operational base (OB). Plus, check out our newly built and refurbished replica "funk hole".

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £7.00
  • Child £3.50

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Children are welcome. Unsuitable for children under the age of 7.
Meeting point
Outside the Coleshill Estate Office, Coleshill Model Farm, Coleshill Village, nr. Swindon.
What to bring and wear
Sensible walking shoes and appropriate clothing for walking in.
Accessibility
The walk is roughly 1 ½ miles. There is slightly uneven terrain and the route is slightly uphill.

Contact Info

Name
Liza Dibble
Email
liza.dibble@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01793 762209

Upcoming events

An Introduction to Ornamental Lime Plastering

Sat 21 May 2022
09:00-17:00
Led by expert tutors, this two-day course presented by the SPAB, in association with the National Trust, provides a practical introduction to ornamental lime plastering techniques.

Basket Weaving with The Coppice Co.

Sat 04 Jun 2022
10:00-16:00
Enjoy a full day workshop at the Heritage Skills Centre in Coleshill, learning about the traditional craft of basket weaving with Suzy Williams from The Coppice Co.

Blacksmith Experience Day

Sat 11 Jun 2022
09:30-17:00
Enjoy a full day workshop getting to grips with the basics of Blacksmithing with David Gregory, at the Heritage Skills Centre at Coleshill Model Farm.

Village Open Day

Sun 12 Jun 2022
14:00-17:00
Pop along to Coleshill Village on the second Sunday of every month between April and October.

Second World War Walk

Thu 23 Jun 2022
18:00-20:00
Discover Coleshill's hidden Second World War history on this informative walk through village, woods and parkland at the home of the British Resistance.

As You Like It - Outdoor Theatre

Fri 01 Jul 2022
19:00-22:30
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men invite you to join them this summer for the sparkling comedy, As You Like It, performed, in the open air, by an all male cast and with Elizabethan costumes, music and dance.