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

Important Information to prevent Landfill Fires

Viridor have given Castle Cary Town Council some information regarding the prevention of fires in landfill.

They have done some proactive work with Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service to draw the public’s attention to how these fires may start through putting the “usual suspects” in their bins. Here are links to the news items in case you missed them:
BBC Points West:
ITV Westcountry:
Somerset Live:

Viridor work closely with the educational trust Carymoor Environmental Trust which celebrated it’s 21st birthday recently. More than 100 schools from across Somerset visit the site each year […]

Bank Holiday Monday Fire at Dimmer Landfill Site

Castle Cary Town Council would like to share the following information received from Viridor in response to a request for details of the fire and the response by Viridor:

Details of fire at Dimmer Landfill 28th August 2017