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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].

Transport to local vaccine centre ….

Thursday, January 21, 2021|0 Comments

Help needed!

Thursday, January 21, 2021|0 Comments

Help Needed!

Do you have a background in finance?

Could you give a small amount of your time to help your community?

Caryford Hall is seeking assistance on a voluntary basis to establish some new financial systems.  The […]

Your Invitation to the Bruton and Castle Cary Solar Streets Q & A Session

Monday, January 18, 2021|0 Comments

Your Invitation to the Bruton and Castle Cary Solar Streets Q & A Session
on Thursday 28th January at 7.30pm
Following the distribution of their offer in the Winter Town Newsletter, IDDEA are offering an online Zoom […]

Businesses urged to claim Tier and Lockdown grants

Saturday, January 16, 2021|0 Comments

A message from South Somerset District Council:

Businesses in South Somerset are now able to apply for grant funding to support them through the current restrictions.

Due to existing data that the Council holds we have already […]

Beware of vaccine fraudsters

Thursday, January 14, 2021|0 Comments

Advice from Somerset County Council; please pass on to anyone you know without internet access:
Vaccines: Be aware of fraudsters
14 January, 2021

Action Fraud is warning the public to remain vigilant as criminals begin to take advantage […]

Somerset County Council updates

Tuesday, January 12, 2021|0 Comments

Latest updates from SCC re vaccinations, BBC TV school programmes & ‘Every Mind Matters’, amongst other items…

Upper High Street road closure-07:30-17:30 11-15th January 2021

Saturday, January 9, 2021|0 Comments

Although we had notice before Christmas that these roadworks (resurfacing) were delayed until February, the website is showing that they will go ahead ( &  notices are up)

Government update on rules for latest lockdown

Monday, January 4, 2021|0 Comments


See the Government website for full rules relating to this lockdown:

Castle Cary Post Office

Monday, January 4, 2021|0 Comments

Castle Cary Post Office will be open 09:00-13:00 on Wednesdays & Thursdays  only until further notice.

Alternatives are at Wincanton:


or the mobile Post Office that visits North Cadbury at various times during the week: […]

Tier 4 from 31st December 2020

Thursday, December 31, 2020|0 Comments

Somerset enters new Tier 4 restrictions

Somerset will be escalated to Tier 4 coronavirus restrictions from midnight tonight (31 December) following an announcement from the Health Secretary Matt Hancock this afternoon.

The Tier covers all four districts […]