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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].

Get ready for Recycle More

Thursday, May 13, 2021|0 Comments


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Castle Cary Town Council is back to meeting in person from today. 

Monday, May 10, 2021|0 Comments

Castle Cary Town Council is back to meeting in person from today.
Some of our meetings have too many people attending.  Today for Planning and an extraordinary short meeting to agree additional costs of the path […]

Food support for families over May half-term

Monday, May 10, 2021|0 Comments

Food support for families over May half-term


Somerset County Council will continue to provide help to families in need of food support over the May half-term period.

At its Full Council meeting on Wednesday, May 5, the […]

We need your help!

Sunday, May 9, 2021|0 Comments

We need your help!

This summer (from 24 July for about 8 weeks) we are putting on a display called

Cary21: Cary through time in 21 objects.

This is taking place in the Market House top floor Assembly […]

Welcome to George Cronk!

Thursday, May 13, 2021|0 Comments

At the Full Town Council meeting on Monday 26th April, George Cronk was co-opted to the Town Council; he has now signed his papers so becomes a fully co-opted member of our team. Most Cary […]

Who can I vote for on Thursday 6th May?

Sunday, May 2, 2021|0 Comments

This election will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021.

You will have two votes (although you can choose to vote for only one camdidates) and can choose from five candidates in the Avon and Somerset […]

Somerton and Wincanton Newsletter Avon and Somerset Police

Friday, April 30, 2021|0 Comments

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Our Post Office is moving.

Thursday, April 29, 2021|0 Comments

To give your views click on the link below (or copy it into your address bar) and complete the online survey.

The Castle Cary Proposal Letter and Frequently Asked Questions sheet give more detail.

Apply for money to develop your community food growing space

Tuesday, April 27, 2021|0 Comments

This is a quick way of applying for up to £5,000.

You can apply for money from here if:

you work or volunteer for a charity or community group based in Somerset.
your charity or community […]