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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].

Sorry, no garden waste collections for six weeks ….

Monday, August 2, 2021|0 Comments

Castle Cary features as a top Day Out on Radio Ninesprings

Monday, August 2, 2021|0 Comments

Listen to the one minute feature here:

Somerset Rivers Authority Annual Report

Friday, July 30, 2021|0 Comments

Hundreds of places across Somerset have benefitted from extra flood protection and resilience works funded by the SRA. In 2020-21, the SRA spent £3.344 million on actions designed to protect people, properties, businesses and roads, […]

Important information about Homefinder Somerset

Thursday, July 22, 2021|0 Comments

This is a reminder that some important changes are being made to Homefinder Somerset this summer. This includes improvements to the website and the online application form. These changes are being made following feedback received […]


Thursday, July 22, 2021|0 Comments

Announcment from Somerset County Council (One Somerset)

21st July 2021






We wanted to let you know that the Secretary of State for Local Government has today announced that the proposal for a single unitary authority, One Somerset, […]

Wincanton Community Fun Day

Thursday, July 22, 2021|0 Comments

Somerset Tourism Awards

Wednesday, July 21, 2021|0 Comments

Do you run a business in town which caters for tourists? It could be accommodation, hospitality, shops, spas or other attractions.  Why not enter the Somerset Tourism Awards and give everyone else the chance to […]

Cary21: Cary Through Time in 21 Objects – Major new exhibition at The Market House

Monday, July 19, 2021|0 Comments

As part of a number of Summer events, Castle Cary is pleased to announce a fascinating display in the Town Centre. This is a joint venture by the Cary History Society, Castle Cary Town Council, […]

A303 Sparkford to Ilchester Dualling Scheme Briefing Summer 2021

Monday, July 12, 2021|0 Comments

Update: a virtual exhibition will be available from Thursday 22nd July on the Highways England website:


Castle Cary Town Council has received the following information from South Somerset District Council

about the dualling of the A303 […]