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Wincanton Racecourse

are you arriving at Wincanton racecourse by car, train to plane?


Whether you're arriving at the Racecourse via car, being dropped off or wondering what our local train station is, find out below. 




Map Marker: Wincanton Racecourse

Wincanton Racecourse&nbsp;<br />Wincanton <br />BA9 8BJ

Map Marker: Templecombe Station

Templecombe Train Station,<br />Templecombe <br />BA8 0HN

Map Marker: Gillingham Train Station

Gillingham Train Station,<br /><span>Gillingham <br />SP8 4QS</span>

Map Marker: Henstridge Airfield

Henstridge Airfield<br />The Marsh<br />Henstridge<br />Templecombe<br />BA8 0TN

Map Marker: Bournemouth International Airport

Bournemouth International Airport<br /><span>Parley Lane<br />Christchurch <br />BH23 6SE</span>



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.


We offer a complimentary bus service to each raceday, for times please visit the raceday you would like to attend.



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.


At every raceday, we offer a complimentary bus service from local train stations. Please refer to the event page for timings. 



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.

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