Local Transport

Taxis

There are a number of local taxi companies. There is generally a taxi available at Castle Cary station during the day. However most of the companies are one man/woman bands and so booking is essential in the evenings and at week-ends:

  • Anzford Cars – 07831 249441
  • Castle Cary Taxis – 01963 351333
  • Craig’s Taxi – 07563612473 (Craig has an 8 seater with onboard wi-fi)
  • I T Cars – 07528515722
  • Mums Taxis – 07711572038
  • No 7 Taxis – 01963 351015

Buses from London

There is an excellent timetabled coach service – (see Superfast Timetable 2) from Hammersmith Bus Station to Wincanton run by Berry’s Coaches. Booking is essential.

Trains

We have two local train stations:

  • Castle Cary (1.6 miles) – trains from Paddington
  • Templecombe (10 miles) – trains from Waterloo

Road

Satnav will bring very close to the house. For real precision just follow this link – Avalon House B&B which should show you exactly where we are.

If your route brings you past Stonehenge then there can be shocking delays between Countess Services and Winterbourne Stoke on the A303. This is the result of significant expenditure by the Highways Department on improving the road. The work is completed and the delays are worse than ever before. The term “highways planning” is surely and oxymoron. Anyway… here is a route that will get you round the problem.

Come off the A303 at Solstice Services. Go past the services and follow the signs to Bulford. From Bulford, follow signs to Larkhill and from Larkhill to Shrewton.

At Shrewton turn very sharp left on to the B3083 to Winterbourne Stoke. This ends in a T junction with the A303 at Winterbourne Stoke where you turn right and carry on down the A303. If it takes several minutes to turn right, console yourself with the thought that the longer the turn takes, the longer the delay around Stonehenge….

For further information look at the other pages on this site or please call Frances on 07957 663088 or 01963 350666 or email: frances@avalonhouse.co.uk