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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].

Return of the Tuesday Market on 7th July…

Thursday, July 2, 2020|0 Comments

The following traders will be there:
Taylor’s of Bruton (Bread)
Paul (Hart’s Natural Seafood),
Shaun & Karen (Fruit & Veg),
 Leah (Blissful Bakes),
Simon (Hillside Farm Cheese etc.),
 Pop (Thai Food), […]

Baskeball Hoop on the Donald Pither Memorial Field

Sunday, June 28, 2020|0 Comments


There’s been a lot of activity at the end of the cricket nets on the Donald Pither Memorial Field; many thanks go to Nick Weeks, Bob Gilbey, Steve Biddlecombe and Justin Birch for their hard […]

Business support-South Somerset District Council

Wednesday, June 24, 2020|0 Comments

SSDC Business Support

Latest information from Somerset County Council

Wednesday, June 24, 2020|0 Comments

SCC Covid-19 updates

The open-air TUESDAY MARKET is returning on 7th July

Wednesday, June 24, 2020|0 Comments

“Great news! The open-air TUESDAY MARKET is returning on 7th July. Our regular traders (many of whom have been busy delivering to you during Lockdown) will be there: Fish, Fruit & Veg, Bread, Perennial Plants, […]

SSDC update: Community grant opportunities for your environmental projects

Wednesday, June 17, 2020|0 Comments

SSDC update: Community grant opportunities for your environmental projects

South Somerset District Council has a long tradition of supporting communities, local voluntary groups and the wider community sector. One of the ways this is enabled is […]

Vacancy for Town Councillor

Thursday, June 4, 2020|0 Comments

Full document here:

Co-option for vacancy on Castle Cary Town Council

Bereavement support

Wednesday, June 3, 2020|0 Comments

also available here.

There is also a Castle Cary and District bereavement support group on Facebook. This is a closed group for people in the area around Castle Cary, Somerset who are dealing with bereavement.

What a wonderful sight!

Monday, June 1, 2020|0 Comments

Thank you to everyone involved. Do walk over to the Fairfield and look at our new “mini-meadow” near St Andrew’s Church. Although like everywhere else it is waiting for rain, the cornflowers and poppies are […]

Another find!

Sunday, May 31, 2020|0 Comments

Did you lose anything around Priory Close last week-maybe with the name Chantelle? If so, please contact the Town Clerk [email protected]