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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].

Recycling centres: Back to summer opening from Monday 1st June

Saturday, May 30, 2020|0 Comments

29 May 2020

Recycling centres: Back to summer opening next week

Somerset Waste Partnership’s recycling centres will revert to their usual summer opening hours from Monday 1 June.

As well as the current temporary hours, the odds and […]

On-street parking patrols to resume

Friday, May 29, 2020|0 Comments

On-street parking patrols are due to restart in Somerset on Monday (1 June) following the easing of coronavirus restrictions.


With more pupils returning to schools and some businesses starting to reopen, Somerset County Council’s civil enforcement […]

Could you volunteer?

Tuesday, May 26, 2020|0 Comments

Downloadable document click here.


Dimmer Tip limited opening from Tuesday 26th May

Friday, May 22, 2020|0 Comments

Limited and restricted opening for Dimmer Tip from Tuesday 26th May.
See these detailed instructions for further details: Somerset Waste Partnership information end May

Education update from Somerset County Council

Thursday, May 14, 2020|0 Comments

Staged return of children to early years settings and schools

From the week beginning 1 June, and conditional on the national COVID 19 situation, the Government is proposing that mainstream provision is extended to include early […]

Change to GWR service

Thursday, May 14, 2020|0 Comments

We have made a further revision to our timetable effective from this coming Monday (18th), with an additional service in the morning running from Westbury to Weymouth.

This service leaves Westbury at 0652, departing Dorchester West […]

Report fly tipping

Thursday, May 14, 2020|0 Comments

Fly tipping is increasing-please report it online:

Help Needed-for those further afield….

Friday, May 8, 2020|0 Comments

We have been overwhelmed by the support for Cary Cares from people in the town. It is both encouraging and moving to have so many people giving generously to help their neighbours.

Both of us who […]

Road closure 04/05/2020 – 21/05/2020 Station Road

Friday, May 1, 2020|0 Comments

Just to add to the problems we all have to face at the moment, there will be a road closure on Station Road just before it joins the A371 at the bottom of Ansford Hill.  […]

Appeal goes out for short-term foster carers

Wednesday, April 22, 2020|0 Comments

Appeal goes out for short-term foster carers

Somerset County Council is appealing for potential short-term foster carers to come forward to help children and young people during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency.

Recruits will help care for children […]