Transport Links

Castle Cary railway station is on the main Reading to Taunton line and the Heart of Wessex line. It is about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the town. 

Bus services operate from the town to Yeovil, Shepton Mallet, Street and Wincanton. 

Service 1 Timetable can be found here.

The town is on the Monarch’s Way long-distance footpath.

Travel by Car

Castle Cary lies just south of the A371. If you’re coming from the north, take the A37 south from Bristol as far as Shepton Mallet, where you pick up the A371 (sign-posted to Wincanton and Castle Cary); this brings you past the station, and you can then turn right down Station Road towards the town centre. If you’re coming from the east or south via the A303, come off at Wincanton and follow the A371 (signposted to Castle Cary and the Bath & West Showground); as you come down the hill past the sign for Castle Cary, turn left at the crossroads by the old Wagon & Horses pub into the town centre. Coming from the west on the A303, take the A359 at the Sparkford Roundabout (signposted to Castle Cary and Bruton), and turn left towards the town centre just after Galhampton.

All parking in the town is free, thanks to an initiative of the Town Council and Ansford Parish Council. There is parking for up to two hours on the roads around the town centre, and two longer-stay car parks at Catherine’s Close and Millbrook Gardens (which can also accommodate coaches).

Journey Planner

Think Travel Journey Planner 

Please find a link above to Think Travel which provides a useful journey planner to travel around Somerset. 

Travel by Bus

Berry’s Coaches ( run a twice-daily service between London (Hammersmith) and Wincanton. Information about bus services between Yeovil and Shepton Mallet via Castle Cary can be found at

Travel by Rail

Castle Cary railway station is about a mile to the north of the town. It’s on the main London to Penzance line, about two hours from London; it’s also on the Bristol to Weymouth ‘Heart of Wessex’ line (see You can search for coaches and trains and book on: From the station, you can follow the footpath towards the town centre via Ansford (follow the way-markers); there are also taxi ranks and a bus stop by the station. 

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