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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].

Opening of Millbrook Hub Community Larder 29th June

Monday, June 21, 2021|0 Comments

Castle Cary Town Council is delighted to announce the opening of our Community Larder at Millbrook Hub by the car park, in collaboration with Churches Together and Cary Cares.  This is a food sharing venture […]

Update from Somerset Waste Partnership-service disruption

Friday, June 11, 2021|0 Comments

Update from Somerset Waste Partnership

Service disruption
SWP’s collections services have been under significant pressure in recent weeks, leading to unacceptable levels of missed collections.
We apologise for the disruption and have been working hard with our collection […]

Free digital training for retail businesses

Friday, June 11, 2021|0 Comments

Please find attached details of free digital training for retail businesses.  The sessions will be held on Monday 28th June, Wednesday 30th June and Friday 1st July.  The topics covered include Social Media for Online […]

Dimmer Transfer Station Fire

Thursday, June 10, 2021|0 Comments

A message from Viridor:

A fire was discovered at Viridor’s Dimmer Transfer Station in Castle Cary, Somerset, at 9.30am today (Thursday, 10 June, 2021).

Viridor staff discovered the fire as they were loading non-recyclable waste onto vehicles […]

Ansford Road closure 28th June for five days

Sunday, June 20, 2021|0 Comments



Follow the travel traffic lights: red, amber and green

Wednesday, May 26, 2021|0 Comments

Follow the travel traffic lights: red, amber and green

The ‘stay in the UK’ order was lifted just over a week ago, meaning people can now travel abroad for leisure. But strict border control measures, including […]

Changes to waiting times and yellow lines….

Wednesday, May 26, 2021|0 Comments


Letter about changes

Map of Castle Cary

Two things: Plant sales and IT equipment

Friday, May 21, 2021|0 Comments



Have you unused IT equipment tucked away in a cupboard such as laptops, IPads, PCs and phones?

You could donate it to Laptops4Learners and it will be used by the pupils in Castle Cary Primary […]