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Wincanton Town in Somerset

Photograph of Wincanton

Location

Wincanton is a small town of about 5,000 inhabitants in southeast Somerset. It lies alongside the A303 trunk road close to the Wiltshire border some 6 miles southeast of Castle Cary and a similar distance south of Bruton. Nearby, Windmill Hill has relics of a Bronze Age settlement and the town was fought over during the 'Dark Ages' by Britons, Danes and Saxons. During the reign of Edmund Ironside, the English, under his command, defeated the Danes forcing them to leave England. Wincanton appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Wincaleton' and was the point where the William of Orange gained his first advantage over unpopular King James II, in 1688.

Tourist Information

The nearest source of local information is available from Wincanton Tourist Information Point.

Events near Wincanton

Dining out near Wincanton

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The Natterjack Inn, Shepton Mallet

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The Camelot, Yeovil

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Ask, Yeovil, Yeovil

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Goodfellows, Wells

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Beah, Wells

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Abbey Tea Rooms, Glastonbury

Local Accommodation

Cottages

Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Wincanton, Castle Cary, Shepton Mallet and Frome.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:

arrowSomerton

arrowShepton Mallet

arrowWells

arrowCheddar

Hotels

Hotels

Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowCastle Cary

	arrowWincanton

	arrowShepton Mallet

	arrowFrome

Caravans

Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Shepton Mallet, Yeovil, Glastonbury and Frome.

Nearby Attractions

Attractions

There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

Bruton

	arrowGants Mill and Garden

Castle Cary

	arrowCastle Cary Museum

Yeovil

	arrowHaynes International Motor Museum

	arrowFleet Air Arm Museum

	arrowCineworld, Yeovil

	arrowSwan Theatre

	arrowOctagon Theatre

	arrowTintinhull Garden

Shepton Mallet

	arrowEast Somerset Railway

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