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Welcome

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].

National Mourning for HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Monday, April 12, 2021|0 Comments

12th April 2021: Please note that, due to the eight day period of National Mourning for HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh from Friday 9th April, the Full Council Meeting due to take place […]

Ways to vote on Thursday 6th May

Monday, April 12, 2021|0 Comments

Anyone who is registered to vote can apply for a postal vote, whatever their reason, so long as they submit an application form to the Electoral Registration Office (The Electoral Registration Officer, South Somerset District […]

Tributes to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Saturday, April 10, 2021|0 Comments

Tributes to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

A message from Somerset County Council: On behalf of our residents, Somerset County Council offers deepest sympathies to the Royal Family on the passing of HRH The Duke of […]

HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Friday, April 9, 2021|0 Comments

It is with great sadness that we have learned of the death of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.  He truly lived a life of service. We send our deepest condolences to Her Majesty […]

eat: Castle Cary 1st May – road closure

Monday, April 12, 2021|0 Comments

See these documents for full details of the road closures and change to one way system for Saturday 1st May 07:00 to 19:00

Details of road closures: eat: Castle Cary

Map for road closures 1st May […]

Free coronavirus testing will be available to all

Wednesday, April 7, 2021|0 Comments

Free coronavirus testing will be available to all

Everyone in Somerset will be able to access free, regular, rapid coronavirus testing from Friday 9 April as part of a new Government initiative in England.

Rapid testing has […]

Look out for your polling card

Monday, March 29, 2021|0 Comments

Look out for your polling card

 Poll cards will start to arrive at households in the coming days ahead of the elections on Thursday 6 May when residents in South Somerset will have their say on […]

Covid restrictions update 29th March 2021

Monday, March 29, 2021|0 Comments

 

From Monday (March 29), lockdown restrictions will continue to be eased. And while we all want to make the most of the new freedoms, we must be careful too. Whilst the new freedoms are a […]

eat: Castle Cary Saturday 1st May 2021

Friday, March 26, 2021|0 Comments

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A TOWN COUNCILLOR AND HELP TO MAKE CASTLE CARY A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE?

Friday, March 26, 2021|0 Comments

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A TOWN COUNCILLOR AND HELP TO MAKE CASTLE CARY A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE?
We currently have a vacancy on Castle Cary Town Council, which the Council will be seeking to […]