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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].

Website tender

Thursday, November 25, 2021|0 Comments


Invitation to Tender

Website Design, Build & Maintenance

Castle Cary Town Council is calling for tenders for the redesign, building and ongoing maintenance of the town website. Tender documentation, including specification, key dates and selection criteria, can […]

Inquiry adjourned – update

Wednesday, November 17, 2021|0 Comments

Although the Inspector announced the Inquiry would resume virtually on 24th November, CCTC has now been informed that the resumed Inquiry will continue from 29th March to 1st April 2022 inclusive.


Tuesday, November 9, 2021|0 Comments

YouTube link as before:

Please find the meeting code for 10th November Zoom meeting for the Inquiry

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 818 7126 5282
Passcode: 857350


Tuesday, November 9, 2021|0 Comments

There was an amazing turnout for Day 1 of the Public Inquiry for Castle Cary and Ansford regarding the field above Castle Cary station, so much so that the Inspector was extremely concerned that Caryford […]

PUBLIC INQUIRY at Caryford Hall at 10 am on Tuesday, 9th November

Sunday, November 7, 2021|0 Comments

PUBLIC INQUIRY at Caryford Hall, Maggs Ln, Ansford, Castle Cary BA7 7JJ with the facility to participate virtually

The Inquiry opens formally at 10 am on Tuesday, 9th November at Caryford Hall.

Members of the public […]

Latest testing advice for Somerset residents

Monday, October 18, 2021|0 Comments

Latest testing advice for Somerset residents


Somerset’s Public Health leaders are advising people to retest if they are still displaying Covid-19 symptoms after receiving a negative PCR test result. The advice follows today’s national announcement regarding the […]

Petition against 200 houses above the station

Tuesday, October 12, 2021|0 Comments

Castle Cary Town Council and Ansford Parish Council care about our history which includes the historic landscape around us. The proposed destruction of the Ansford Hill field above Castle Cary station with 200 houses is […]

Retrofit Bruton & Cary

Wednesday, October 6, 2021|0 Comments

Welcome to Bob Sherrard!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021|0 Comments

At the Full Council meeting on Monday 20th September Bob Sherrard was co-opted on to Castle Cary Town Council. All Councillors welcome him and look forward to working with him.

Meanwhile, we currently have two vacancies […]

Concerned about getting the Covid-19 vaccine?

Tuesday, September 28, 2021|0 Comments