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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].

New Councillors Needed!

Wednesday, May 25, 2022|0 Comments

Inspector’s report on the Appeal Decision for the 200 houses on Ansford Hill

Thursday, May 19, 2022|0 Comments

Just in case you have not already heard………. the developers wishing to put 200 houses on the field above the station, have won their appeal.

If you are interested in the reasons given, please find a […]

Joint Annual Parish and Town meeting – Tuesday 24th May 2022 6.15pm for 7pm start

Monday, May 9, 2022|0 Comments

You are invited to the JOINT ANNUAL PARISH and TOWN MEETING for the civil parishes of Ansford and Castle Cary on Tuesday 24th May 2022 at Caryford Hall from 6.15pm. 7pm start.

Poster ATM 2022

Cafe Scientifique Somerset – Tuesday 10th May – The Market House – 6.30pm for 7pm

Monday, May 9, 2022|0 Comments

Cafe Scientifique Somerset – Tuesday 10th May – The Market House – 6.30pm for 7pm

How Healthy Is Your Home? Facets of Indoor Air Quality

You’ll be surprised to find out just how many pollutants find their […]

New Councillors needed!

Tuesday, May 3, 2022|0 Comments

Spring Booster Vaccination

Friday, April 29, 2022|0 Comments

Spring Booster Vaccination
People aged 75 and over and those who are immunosuppressed are now being invited to book their Spring Booster vaccination.

The UK Health Security Agency published guidance on the spring Covid-19 booster offer for […]

Castle Cary Museum opens again on Saturday 9th April

Thursday, April 7, 2022|0 Comments

Castle Cary Museum will re-open this Saturday 9 April 2022 at 10 am.

Plus: Coffee, Raffle, Bric-a-Brac, Cake stall, Local History Book stall and a chance to become a Friend of the Museum and/or volunteer to […]

PUBLIC INQUIRY: the proposed 200 house development at Ansford Hill near the Railway Station

Tuesday, April 5, 2022|0 Comments


The Inquiry opened on 9th November 2021 at Caryford Hall as an ‘in person’ public Inquiry (as a result of strong representations to the Planning Inspectorate by Castle Cary Town Council and Ansford Parish Council) […]

200 houses Public Inquiry 29th March-1st April 2022

Friday, March 25, 2022|0 Comments

The public inquiry into the Wyke Farms and Andrew Hopkins Concrete appeal will resume from 10.00am Tuesday 29 March to Friday 1 April 2022

This event will be Livestreaming. Please use link below to view: […]

Councillor elections in May

Friday, March 4, 2022|0 Comments

There are to be elections on 5 May 2022 to choose your Town/Parish councillors.  (This will coincide with the County / Unitary Council elections).

If you would like to become a Town/Parish councillor – you need to apply by […]