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Winsford Town Information

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The Royal Oak Inn, Winsford - Photo © Neil Kennedy
The Royal Oak Inn, Winsford - Photo: Neil Kennedy CCL

One of Somerset’s most attractive moorland villages, Winsford lies on the banks of the River Exe and was the birthplace of Labour stalwart Ernest Bevin. Its church sits proudly on a hilltop while nearby is Tarr Steps, a restored, medieval stone bridge spanning the River Barle. A brisk walks leads to the Caractacus Stone; although no-one knows its true origin, it may be linked to the British tribal leader who fought in vain against the might of the Romans.