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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!

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Tourist Attractions in and near Wincanton to Visit



Hapspen Gardens 8 acres of gardens to explore.

Stourton House Flower Garden 5.3 miles A lovely 4 acre garden near Stourhead.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Stourhead 5.3 miles A Georgian house with furnished rooms and fantastic gardens complete with temples and lakes.

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.


Out & About

Bruton A lovely small town on a river.

Castle Cary Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Cadbury Castle A large hill fort with nice walks.

Days Out around Wincanton.

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)
How to get to Wincanton

Wincanton Tourist Information Centre

  • Town Hall
    Market Place
    BA9 9LD
    Tel: 01963 31693
The Half Moon Inn
Horsington, Wincanton BA8 0EF

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Hunters Lodge Inn
Leigh Common Wincanton BA9 8LD

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Holbrook House Hotel and Spa
Holbrook Wincanton BA9 8BS

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Holiday Cottages
Hill House Cottage
Templecombe near Wincanton BA8 0HQ
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Frodos 3* MAP
Henstridge,Templecombe near Wincanton BA8 0QZ
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The Old Bull Stall
Pen Selwood near Wincanton BA9 8LX
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Wincanton Weather
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