Home › Plan Your Raceday › Visitor Information › Directions & Parking
Wincanton RacecourseWincanton, Somerset, BA9 8BJ
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.
The nearest train station is Templecombe. There is a raceday courtesy bus service from Templecombe to the racecourse and it meets the train from Waterloo 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.
There is a helicopter landing site in the centre of the course and anyone travelling by helicopter must inform the Racecourse Office prior to the day to obtain a grid reference.
The local airport is Henstridge which is 7 miles south of Wincanton. National airports in the region are Bristol, Bournemouth and Exeter.
Parking within the Main Car Park is free of charge.
For those who wish to park on the rails, parking is available in this area on every raceday. The on-the-day cost to park is £6 per car (£8 on feature days) plus a Grandstand ticket for each occupant. On Boxing Day the cost is £10 per car plus a course enclosure entry ticket at £12 per person. This does not allow access to the parade ring but upgrades are possible on the day subject to availability.
Have you seen our list of upcoming events?