Evercreech lies 3 miles south-east of Shepton Mallet and 5 miles to the north of Castle Cary, where there is a main-line railway station. The village has a primary school, local co-op with post office and two pubs. Notable local landmarks are the tiny 12th century church of St. Mary and the Grade 1 Listed church of St. Peter. Small Down Knoll, a Bronze Age Hill Fort, rises above the village. Shepton Mallet lies 5 miles to the east of the City of Wells and on the southern foothills of the Mendips. The town has a population of around 10,000 people. The town centre and beyond forms a conservation area with over 200 listed buildings. The Market Cross dates back to 1520. The town has 3 primary schools and secondary education at Whitstone School rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2013.