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.
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The Constitutional Club in Castle Cary known locally as “The Consti” has been sold. Until fairly recently it was a successful venue for meetings, skittle games and many other activities enjoyed by local people.
Unfortunately due to poor management, debts were run up and the club was put into receivership and this in turn has led to a forced sale.
However because it has been a valued community asset, the new owners are obliged by law, to give the community an opportunity to buy it at a ‘reasonable price’. This is likely to be in the region of £350 to £400 thousand […]
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Liz Stokes, Chairman of Castle Cary Town Council, will be in the Market House on the following dates.
Tuesday 21st July 5.00 – 6.00pm
Tuesday 18th August 11.30 – 12.00 noon
Tuesday 15th September 5.00 – 6.00pm
Tuesday 20th October 11.30 – 12.00 noon