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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].


Thursday, September 3, 2020|0 Comments

Fairfield project

Wednesday, September 2, 2020|0 Comments

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Monday, August 24, 2020|0 Comments


The weather forecast for tomorrow (Tuesday  25 August) is not good.  Heavy rain and winds of 40-50mph

The market traders and the Town Council have decided to cancel the market for safety reasons.

We do not […]

Good news!

Saturday, August 22, 2020|0 Comments

Our trusty Community and Tourist Information Desk volunteers have returned to help answer questions from the community and give information about tourism in our town.  They are working restricted hours on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and […]

Not to be missed! Live performance!

Monday, August 17, 2020|0 Comments

Market Day in Castle Cary, Tuesday, 18th August

Bud Martin will perform his hit song ‘Little Old Lady from Castle Cary’

This will be at 9.30, 10.30, 11.30 and 12.30.

Please always remember to practice social distancing.

It was back in 1997 […]

Castle Cary Community Library is re-opening.

Monday, August 17, 2020|0 Comments

The library will be open from Tuesday 18 August. There will be  a 1-in-1-out policy. You will not be able to browse the shelves.

There is a new Order and Collect service. Simply fill in a […]

75th Anniversary of VJ Day

Thursday, August 13, 2020|0 Comments

The 75th Anniversary of VJ Day  (click for full details) will be recognised on 15 August 2020.



Face coverings

Monday, July 27, 2020|0 Comments

At the end of last  week face coverings became mandatory for most of us in certain settings such as public transport, shops and supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, banks, building societies and post offices.  Please note, […]