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Wincanton Town in Somerset

Photograph of Wincanton


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

Sat, 3 Mar - Sun, 29 Apr (ca. 21 km)

'Breathe' - an exhbition by Gail Mason

Thu, 22 Mar (ca. 18 km)

Our Life with Birds - with world leading Bird Experts Lloyd & Rose Buck

Sat, 24 Mar - Sun, 08 Apr (ca. 21 km)

Easter Egg Trail

Wed, 28 Mar (ca. 21 km)

Wells Cathedral School String Ensemble

Thu, 5 Apr - Thu, 10 May (ca. 21 km)

Letter Carving in Wood for Beginners

Fri, 6 Apr (ca. 21 km)

Nature Ninjas

Sat, 7 Apr (ca. 21 km)

Medieval Falconry Day

Tue, 10 Apr - Tue, 01 May (ca. 21 km)

Beginners Goldwork course

Sun, 20 May (ca. 21 km)

Singing Workshop with Issy Emeney

arrow All Somerset events

Dining out near Wincanton


The Natterjack Inn, Shepton Mallet


The Camelot, Yeovil


Ask, Yeovil, Yeovil


Goodfellows, Wells


Beah, Wells


Abbey Tea Rooms, Glastonbury

Local Accommodation


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:


arrowShepton Mallet





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

	arrowCastle Cary


	arrowShepton Mallet



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


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


	arrowGants Mill and Garden

Castle Cary

	arrowCastle Cary Museum


	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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