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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].

Manor Farm / A359 bridge proposals – public consultation events

Thursday, January 20, 2022|0 Comments

Emily Estate (UK) Limited
Hadspen House – Castle Cary – Somerset BA77NG
01963 359 172 [email protected]
Manor Farm / A359 bridge proposals – public consultation events
We will be holding public consultation events at Castle Cary Market House […]

No Nat West van on Thursday 13th Jan!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022|0 Comments

Unfortunately the Nat West van is being repaired and so will not be able to visit us tomorrow Thursday 13th Jan.  Hope fully all will be back to normal next week.

£3.8m to help support Somerset households with food and bills this winter

Tuesday, January 11, 2022|0 Comments

Press Release – L3.8m to help support Somerset households with food and bills this winter

Town Councillor vacancies

Wednesday, January 5, 2022|0 Comments

Castle Cary Town Council currently has two vacancies for Councillors.

Memory Cafe back 2nd February

Wednesday, January 5, 2022|0 Comments

Hello all Memory Cafe guests and happy new year! We have decided to postpone our January sessions but look forward to welcoming you back on and after Weds 2nd February.  See you there!

Cafe Scientifique Somerset – 11th January

Wednesday, January 5, 2022|0 Comments

Tuesday 11th January sees  our next Cafe Scientifique Somerset session. Professor Martyn Tranter talks about his Deep Purple project investigating the growth of algae on the polar icecaps.  What does this mean and how does […]

Ordering Lateral Flow Tests from a pharmacy

Friday, December 17, 2021|0 Comments

Do you need lateral flow tests? They can be picked up from pharmacies but you require a code:


Statement from Castle Cary Town Council re. Boxing Day Hunt Meet

Tuesday, December 14, 2021|0 Comments

CCTC statement Boxing Day hunt

Castle Cary through time in 21 Objects is now in book form!

Monday, December 6, 2021|0 Comments

This brand-new publication is based on the Cary21 exhibition which was held in the Market House this summer. It is a slim volume of 52 pages with well-written texts and lots of colour illustrations.

It provides […]