Wincanton Town in Somerset
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.
The nearest source of local information is available from Wincanton Tourist Information Point.
Events near Wincanton
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:
There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby: