CastleCary_0001_Lodge Hill View
CastleCary_0003_Market House 1
CastleCary_0004_Upper High Street
CastleCary_0000_Fore Street
CastleCary_0002_Moat Garden
The Pitchings 1
Pither's Yard
North Street
John Boyd's original factory
Knight's Yard
High Street
Post Office
aa Round House
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

Draft Neighbourhood Plan…

The draft NP is now available in printed form from the Market House information point. 

The final version of the draft is also on the NP website
Public consultation on March 17
We need as many people to comment as possible – we need to get it right… you can comment on content, grammar, spelling, pictures, factual inaccuracies, omissions, brilliance, perfection and so on and so on….¬†
Comments  should be sent to
For the sake of our town please do this…

Barry Moorhouse

All Town Councilllors, staff and volunteers are devastated to hear that our recent Chair of Council Barry Moorhouse died early this morning.
He’d been active on Facebook recently extolling the care he was receiving from St. Margaret’s Somerset Hospice in Yeovil, and several of us had visited him in the past couple of weeks. His wife Sue has asked us to share the news on Facebook and here.
We send our deepenst condolences to Sue and all Barry’s family who are together this week to mark what would have been his birthday on Thursday.