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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].

Latest testing advice for Somerset residents

Monday, October 18, 2021|0 Comments

Latest testing advice for Somerset residents


Somerset’s Public Health leaders are advising people to retest if they are still displaying Covid-19 symptoms after receiving a negative PCR test result. The advice follows today’s national announcement regarding the […]

Update on Public Enquiry into Appeal

Saturday, October 16, 2021|0 Comments


The Inquiry, which will consider whether 200 houses are to be built on the green field rising above Castle Cary Railway Station to the A371, will open at 10 […]

Petition against 200 houses above the station

Tuesday, October 12, 2021|0 Comments

Castle Cary Town Council and Ansford Parish Council care about our history which includes the historic landscape around us. The proposed destruction of the Ansford Hill field above Castle Cary station with 200 houses is […]

Retrofit Bruton & Cary

Wednesday, October 6, 2021|0 Comments

Welcome to Bob Sherrard!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021|0 Comments

At the Full Council meeting on Monday 20th September Bob Sherrard was co-opted on to Castle Cary Town Council. All Councillors welcome him and look forward to working with him.

Meanwhile, we currently have two vacancies […]

Concerned about getting the Covid-19 vaccine?

Tuesday, September 28, 2021|0 Comments


Monday, September 27, 2021|0 Comments

Day Care Centre now open and ‘The Clinic’ opening in November:

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, […]

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 […]