Wincanton is an attractive Somerset town which borders the counties of Dorset and Wiltshire.
Perhaps most famous for its Racecourse, which provides a number of high quality National hunt meets throughout the year, Wincanton offers a thriving town centre with a variety of interesting independent shops, eateries’ and café’s including: Lynne Franks vegan seed café, Bootmakers workshop offering crafts and wood fired Pizza, Andrew Barclays butchers, Lovingtons bakery, Number sixteen wine store & micro deli, Hooga coffee house and 5 excellent pubs. Additional facilities include two supermarkets, a health centre, post office, library and churches. In keeping with the sporting heritage of the town, there is an indoor sports centre with swimming pool and outdoor facilities, a private club at Holbrook House featuring a swimming pool, gym classes and a spa, as well as an outdoor sports ground with tennis courts situated along Moor Lane.
Wincanton is renowned for its easy access to the A303 (London/Exeter) and mainline railway stations situated at nearby Gillingham, Templecombe (Exeter-Waterloo) and Castle Cary (mainline to Paddington). There are a number of well regarded schools in close proximity, including: King’s Bruton, Millfield, Bruton School for Girls, Hazlegrove, Sherborne and Port Regis.
Numerous local attractions to keep you entertained are also within reach, such as Longleat, a number of national trust properties (including Stourhead) and the stunning Dorset coastline.
WHY WE LOVE WINCANTON “ As big Horse racing fans we feel privileged to have access to some top level jumps racing on our doorstep and thoroughly look forward to the famed Boxing Day meet on a yearly basis. This day is best finished with a beverage at our beloved The Nog Inn