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Walks

Tuesday, April 28, 2015|

There are many quiet roads and footpaths around the town, leading you further into the countryside. In addition, several long-distance paths pass through or nearby Castle Cary: the Macmillan Way, the Monarch’s Way and the Leland Trail.

Public footpaths can be found on this website: https://roam.somerset.gov.uk/roam/map

2403, 2015

Walks

Tuesday, March 24, 2015|

Castle Cary has many other fine eighteenth- and nineteenth-century buildings, including houses and factories. There are several different walks around the town, some taking you past these sites of interest and some offering spectacular views of the town as a whole and of the countryside around, even across towards Glastonbury and the Levels. Pick up copies of the leaflets from the Tourist Office, or download them below:

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2403, 2015

All Saints Church

Tuesday, March 24, 2015|

Originally constructed in the fifteenth century, and extensively restored in the nineteenth, this Grade-II listed building has a peal of six bells dating from 1760. More information.

2403, 2015

The Castle

Tuesday, March 24, 2015|

Once one of the largest castles in twelfth-century England; sadly the stones have long since been removed, but behind the town, on the lower slopes of Lodge Hill, you can still see the remains of the motte and bailey and other earthworks.

2403, 2015

Round House

Tuesday, March 24, 2015|

One of the best-preserved examples of an old town lock-up in the country, built (or more probably re-built) in 1779. Located in Bailey Hill, behind the Market House; nearby you can also see the fine Eighteenth century house that’s now the Post Office.

Keys for the Round House are kept at the Information Point in The Market House, open weekday mornings.

2403, 2015

Castle Cary & District Museum

Tuesday, March 24, 2015|

Located in the historic nineteenth-century Market House in the centre of town, the museum has an extensive collection of agricultural and domestic artefacts, and displays of geological, archaeological and historical information. Open between April and October, Monday to Friday 10.30-12.30 and 2.00-4.00, Saturday 10.30-12.30; admission free (but donations always welcome). www.castlecarymuseum.org.uk.