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CastleCary_0004_Upper High Street
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The Pitchings 1
Pither's Yard
North Street
John Boyd's original factory
Knight's Yard
High Street
Post Office
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a Round House


Castle Cary is a small, attractive country town situated some 12 miles north-east of Yeovil and 24 miles south of Bath. It lies on the edge of rolling countryside between the Somerset Levels to the west and the high ridgeline of Penselwood to the east, halfway between the Mendip Hills and the Blackmore Vale. The main Paddington to Penzance railway line runs about a mile to the north.

The old part of Castle Cary, which is still the town centre and contains buildings like the Market House, the Round House and the old George Inn, runs along the foot of steep, grassy Lodge Hill, below where the castle used to stand. Most modern development has taken place on the gently rising land to the north, joining the town with the village of Ansford. About 2,000 people live in the town (about 3,000 including Ansford). The town is the main centre for a large area of South Somerset, with a wide range of shops and services, and free parking (unlike many other towns in the area). Castle Cary is a FairTrade town.

The aim of this website is to provide useful information about Castle Cary for residents and visitors. You can find out about the history of the town, its notable landmarks and local tourist attractions; you can consult a directory of local businesses and services, including accommodation providers; you can see details of forthcoming events, read a copy of the latest town newsletter, download copies of our tourism leaflets and find information about the Town Council and its activities.

We hope that you find this website useful. If you have any comments or suggestions for how it could be improved, please email

Latest News

Vacancy for a Caretaker/Maintenance Person


Castle Cary Town Council is looking for a capable, versatile, flexible and enthusiastic person to undertake and in some cases manage the maintenance and security of all the Council’s properties.

He/she will work with the Council’s admin team, councillors and contractors to ensure that our community enjoys clean, welcoming and well-run facilities. The job will involve anything from minor repairs or unlocking a building, to on-site discussions with contractors.
Driving licence and own car essential.
References & DBS required.
7 hours per week. Additional hours likely.
Pay: £9.00 per hour.

Application form & job description from:
The Town Council Information Point, Market House, Castle Cary, BA7 7AH […]

Scam phone call warning from SSDC

Warning to residents: Potential scam phone calls:

It has been bought to our attention that scam phone calls are taking place in South Somerset, mainly around the Wincanton area.

A gentleman from a phone number which cannot be traced is calling residents claiming to be from either “South Somerset District Council”, “Wincanton Town Council” or “South Somerset County Council” and wanting to speak about a recent accident you may have had.

A spokesman for South Somerset District Council said, “We have had a few incidents of phone calls of this nature reported to us in the last 48 hours. If you are unsure […]