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Wincanton

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A small town in rural Somerset, Wincanton sits in the heart of the south west. Encircled by no less than five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Wincanton epitomises rural English holidays in picture-perfect countryside surroundings.

Visit Wincanton, Somerset With easy access from London, Wincanton is a charming, hillside market town in Somerset flaunting a lively atmosphere and a thriving community spirit. Steeped in history, a stroll through Wincanton along the River Cale is a great way to explore the beauty of the area. Delight in the high street and head to Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Emporium, a shop dedicated to the literary world of Terry Pratchett who had strong links to the town. Car enthusiasts will enjoy a trip to the living and working Haynes International Motor Museum, a motoring mecca in Yeovil showcasing the UK’s largest exhibition of great cars from around the world. For aviation aficionados, the Fleet Air Aim Museum, Europe's largest aviation collection of helicopters and aircraft, makes for a great day out. Children will enjoy running off steam climbing, sliding and jumping on board aircraft carriers in the playground before returning home to their luxury self-catering cottage.

Holiday Activities in Wincanton, Somerset When holidaying in Wincanton, couples will enjoy visiting Kilver Court Gardens, featuring Chelsea Flower Show designs. These stunning three and a half acre gardens in the heart of Somerset flaunt an eclectic mix of the very best plants to delight green-fingered guests. Browse the weird and wonderful selection of bespoke garden ornaments, collectables and antiques and pick up a souvenir from the Wiggly Shed Shop treasure trove. Wincanton is home to its very own racecourse, spend the day here and enjoy the thrill and excitement of the races. With an abundance of eateries, excitement and action, a day at Wincanton Racecourse affords visitors a fun-filled day out. For children, take a trip to Longleat Safari Park, sprawling 900 acres of landscaped gardens, spot the animals, get lost in the hedge maze and travel through time in the grand stately home. A holiday in Wincanton offers a multitude of activities for families and couples alike.

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