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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].

Vacancy on Castle Cary Town Council

Thursday, February 25, 2021|0 Comments

Another 200 houses in the field above the station?

Wednesday, February 24, 2021|0 Comments

200 house risk re-appears – on the field above the station

The refusal by South Somerset District Council of an outline development application to build 200 houses on land at Ansford Hill is now being appealed […]

Schools to return from 8th March … a message from Somerset County Council

Wednesday, February 24, 2021|0 Comments

Schools to return from 8 March as roadmap on lockdown easing published

The new roadmap out of the current lockdown has been published:COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021

It sets out how the government will begin to lift restrictions in […]

Call for people aged 70 and over to contact NHS for Covid jab

Tuesday, February 9, 2021|0 Comments

People aged 70 and over who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid and who would like to be are today being asked to contact the NHS to arrange a jab.

Until now the NHS has […]

Food support for families in February half-term

Monday, February 8, 2021|0 Comments

Food support for families in February half-term
5 February 2021

Somerset County Council is continuing to provide food support for families during the upcoming February half-term.

The Council has used funding from the Winter Covid Grant Scheme […]

Danger at Fulford Cross

Sunday, February 7, 2021|0 Comments

Please take care if you are using South Cary Lane or Blackworthy Lane. At the junction (Fulford Cross)  the river is still rapidly running across the road. To cross you have to walk on the […]

Missed collections …

Friday, February 5, 2021|0 Comments

A message from Somerset Waste Partnership ….

UPDATED – Sorry; missed recycling, back tomorrow Saturday

Due to coronavirus-related staff shortages, recycling collections will be missed today Friday in some streets in and around Castle Cary. Road list […]

Who Cares for the Carers? We Do.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021|0 Comments

Over 63 Village Agents are ready to support unpaid carers in Somerset.

‘Unpaid Carer’ means someone not EMPLOYED to be a Carer for a person, and who may or may not receive a Carers Allowance.

The person […]