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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 [email protected].

Apple Day Art Lecture – Correction to Details

Wednesday, September 22, 2021|0 Comments

Apple Day in Castle Cary is not long away! 10th October brings our free celebration of all things apple at The Market House from 11am-3pm. Please note a change of time for our later illustrated lecture, […]

Barrow Market Cancelled

Wednesday, September 15, 2021|0 Comments

Sorry to say we have cancelled the Barrow Market due to take place this Saturday 18th, due to a lack of barrow stalls.  We will start these up again next Spring.

Town Councillor vacancies

Thursday, September 9, 2021|0 Comments

Can you spare a little of your time, brainpower and community spirit? Why not consider joining the Town Council? You don’t need experience, just a desire to make a difference and work towards shaping a […]

Cafe Scientifique Somerset at The Market House starts Oct 12th

Friday, September 3, 2021|0 Comments

October 12th, 7pm, sees the start of the first ever season of Café Scientifique Somerset sessions at The Market House, Castle Cary.  Café Sci is a place where, in an informal café-style setting, there are […]

Apple Day, 10th October 2021

Friday, September 3, 2021|0 Comments

Sunday 10th October is Apple Day in Castle Cary! This will be a free celebration of all things apple so there will be plenty of apple produce stalls, food and drink to complement the apple […]

Cary 21 & the ‘Cary Hoard’

Sunday, August 29, 2021|0 Comments

Cary21: Cary through time in 21 objects

Market House (top floor)

The Exhibition closes on Sunday 5 September at 4 pm.

This free show is open Monday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

& Sunday 29 August 3 […]

Ultrafast Broadband Boost for Castle Cary …..

Thursday, August 19, 2021|0 Comments

Ultrafast Broadband Boost for Castle Cary and Bruton …. a message from Gigaclear:

Gigaclear, the UK’s largest rural alt-net, has started work in Castle Cary and Bruton to connect the two towns to its ultrafast full-fibre […]

Road closure Fulford Cross/South Cary Lane

Monday, August 30, 2021|0 Comments

Road closure to clear the blockage and reroute the water currently flooding at the bottom of South Cary Lane

Full details here: 210906 South Cary Lane

Road closure Upper High St & North St

Thursday, September 2, 2021|0 Comments

7th September 2021 and 8th September 2021 (07:30 – 17:30)

Full document here: 210907 road closure

Good News for Walkers!

Friday, August 13, 2021|0 Comments

We now have in Castle Cary a ‘Footpath Officer’.  His role is not as a policeman or contractor, but he will report any issues concerning footpaths to Somerset County Council which is responsible for their […]