HOW ARE YOU ARRIVING TO THE RACECOURSE?
Are you travelling by bus, train or taxi to Wincanton Racecourse? See below our travel advice.
Wincanton is also lucky enough to have a local airport, see details below.
ARRIVING BY TRAIN?
The nearest train station is Templecombe. There is a raceday courtesy bus service from Templecombe to the racecourse and it meets the trains from Waterloo and Exeter before racing and returns to the station at the end of the day. Times vary according to the train timetable and race times but can be found on the fixture's page on this website in the run up to the day.
Other stations in the area are Castle Cary, which is on the Paddington-Bristol line and is 8 miles north of Wincanton, and Bruton which is on the same line and is approximately 4 miles from Wincanton.
Gillingham Station is on the London-Waterloo line and is approximately 9 miles from Wincanton. There are taxi stands at Castle Cary and Gillingham stations.
LANDING A HELICOPTER AT WINCANTON RACECOURSE
Visitors wishing to travel by Helicopter will be met by a courtesy vehicle and are requested to telephone the Racecourse Office in advance to obtain the landing position. Please note that helicopters are not permitted to land inside the track on the golf course.
The local airport is Henstridge which is 7 miles south of Wincanton. National airports in the region are Bristol, Bournemouth and Exeter.
ARRIVING BY CAR OR COACH?
Wincanton Racecourse is situated on the B3081 between Wincanton and Bruton. The B3081 is just off the A303 which is the arterial route between London and the South West. It is 37 miles south of Bristol and 38 miles north of Bournemouth. There is free parking at the racecourse and places allocated for disabled drivers are available in all car parks.
From Bournemouth, follow the signs towards Blandford on the A350. Continue on the A350 until the traffic lights north of Blandford. At the traffic lights turn left towards Sturminster Newton on the A357. Take the A357 and continue through numerous villages. Bypass Sturminster Newton, remaining on the A357 and then follow the signs to Stalbridge and Wincanton. As you come into Wincanton town centre the racecourse is signposted and is on the B3081 towards Bruton.
From Bristol follow the signs for Shepton Mallet on the A37 and at Shepton Mallet follow signs to Castle Cary and Wincanton on the A371. Follow the signs for Wincanton town centre and the racecourse is approximately 1 mile from the town on the B3081, on the left hand side.