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Wincanton is a town of 5,300 people (2011) in Somerset. Midway between Alfred's Tower and Glastonbury Tor.

Get in


By bus


Regular service is from Yeovil and Gillingham.

By plane


1 Henstridge Airfield RNAS Henstridge on Wikipedia is a private airfield (if you have you own plane) that was built as the Fleet Air Arm base HMS Dipper, where a Parkrun happens every Sa.

Get around




1 The Dogs (The Old House). Built around 1650. The Dogs, Wincanton (Q7730540) on Wikidata The Dogs, Wincanton on Wikipedia

2 Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, BA22 7LH (9 miles West of Wincanton), . It displays over 400 classic cars and motorbikes. Haynes International Motor Museum (Q5687074) on Wikidata Haynes International Motor Museum on Wikipedia

3 Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton BA10 0NL. Tu-Su 10AM-5PM. Is it a garden, is it an artwork with plants? You decide. Donation.



1 Wincanton Racecourse. Horse racing. Wincanton Racecourse (Q8023694) on Wikidata Wincanton Racecourse on Wikipedia



Monthly Farmer's Market. First Friday of the month.

1 The Cunning Artificer's Discworld Emporium, 41 High St, BA9 9JU, +44 1963 824686. M Tu F Sa 10AM-4PM; Su W Th closed. Beware the army of cats: Flo, Daughter of Molly, Tipu, Dundee and Molly. Discworld Emporium (Q117477734) on Wikidata



1 Wincanton Fish Bar, 5 Station Rd BA9 9EL, +44 1963 824870.

2 Montague Inn, Shepton Montague BA9 8JW, +44 1749 824870. Tu-Sa noon-3PM, 6-11PM; Su noon-4PM. 17th century country pub has good food.



1 The Nog Inn, South St, BA9 9DL, +44 1963 32998. Daily noon-9PM.



1 [dead link] The Bear Inn, 12 Market Pl, BA9 9JN, +44 1963 32581. Meet the Liamburger dog that ensures a peaceful time at the bar.



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Routes through Wincanton
ExeterYeovil  W  E  GillinghamLondon

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