Somerset Transport Links
Yeovil is situated 6 miles from the A303 trunk road which links to the M3 and London. The town has 2 mainline railway stations, Yeovil Pen Mill is on the Bristol to Weymouth line and Yeovil Junction is the London to Waterloo line. Yeovil has several bus services and coach services including National Express, Berry’s Coaches and South West Tours.
Wincanton is situated 1 mile North of the A303 trunk road which links to the M3 and London
Chard is situated very close to the Devon border on the A30, 15 miles south west of Yeovil and 14 miles south of Taunton and the M5. Public transport links to Taunton are provided by buses and coaches.
Crewkerne is found 9 miles south west of Yeovil and 7 miles east of Chard. The A30 trunk route to Exeter and the South West of England passes through the centre of the town and the A303 trunk road is easily accessed from the A356. The railway station operates to London Waterloo via Salisbury and to Exeter. There are buses to Yeovil and Chard and to further smaller villages in the area.
Taunton has excellent road links being close to the M5 and other major roads such as the A38 and A358. There is a large bus network serving the town centre and the surrounding villages from the main bus depot. Nearby airports are Exeter International and Bristol Airport which are both within 40 miles of Taunton. The railway station is on the Bristol to Exeter line, the Reading to Taunton line and the Cross Country route.
Situated in a dry spot of the Somerset Levels at the end of the Polden Hills, it is on the route of the A39 which runs from Bath to Cornwall. Nearest railway stations can be found at Castle Cary and Bridgwater.
Somerset offers plentiful walking, cycling and riding opportunities in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Blackmore Vale and Taunton Vale. The stunning Conservation area of Exmoor National Park offers walking, bird watching and wildlife observation. Horseracing is at Wincanton and Taunton racecourses, hunting with the Blackmore Vale, Taunton Vale, Seavington and Cotley. There are numerous gold courses, coastal walks, sailing, sea fishing and water sports on the World Heritage Designed Jurassic Coast (location of the 2012 Olympics).
Plentiful agricultural shows can be found in Somerset including the four day Royal Bath & West Show. Farmers markets operate regularly in many towns and further Beer and Cider Festivals abound in local villages.