Wincanton, once an important coaching stop, and the buildings reflect this. The town is half way between Plymouth and London on the busy A303.
Georgian buildings in the town remain, as do the coaching inns. The town had a fire in 1707 and most of the buildings date since then. The church is worth a quick look.
Racecourse outside the town, probably the first place that steeplechasing took place.
Some nice villages in the area, try Templecombe, south on A357, still has the stocks!
Stourhead 5.3 miles Georgian house with furnished rooms and fantastic gardens, temples, lakes, trees, folly, shop etc.
Sandford Orcas Manor House 7.4 miles Tudor house with gardens.
Wincanton Museum Discover the past of the town.
Haynes Motor Museum One of the best car museums in the country.
Travel along the A303 west further into Somerset and try the towns and villages off this main road.
Towns Near Wincanton To Visit - straight line distance:Sherborne (8.74 miles) Shaftesbury (9.77 miles) Sturminster Newton (10.04 miles) Shepton Mallet (11.09 miles)