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Castle Cary Town in Somerset

Photograph of Castle Cary


Castle Cary is a market town located in southeast Somerset. It lies about 5 miles (8 km) north west of Wincanton and 8 miles (12.9 km) south of Shepton Mallet. Situated on the River Cary, a tributary of the Parrett, the town is overlooked by its Norman motte and bailey castle. The town grew to prominence in mediaeval times due to its weaving industry. Castle Cary currently has a population of just over 2,000 and is an ideal base from which to explore Cheddar Gorge, Bath and Wells, Glastonbury, Sherborne and Shaftesbury. Stonehenge and Bristol are about an hour by car, whilst Avebury in Wiltshire is just a 90 minutes journey.

Tourist Information

The nearest source of local information is available from Castle Cary Tourist Information Point.

Events near Castle Cary

Mon, 22 Jul - Sun, 06 Oct (ca. 15 km)

'RE-FORMATION' Heritage Courtyard Studios Exhibition

Sat, 21 Sep (ca. 15 km)

Vintage Somerset Fair

Sat, 21 Sep (ca. 0 km)

Bruton Dub Club

Sat, 21 - Sun, 22 Sep (ca. 7 km)

The Wedding Showcase

Fri, 27 Sep (ca. 20 km)

One Night of Elvis

Sat, 28 - Sun, 29 Sep (ca. 15 km)

Harvest Festival at The Bishops Palace

Sat, 28 Sep (ca. 15 km)

Wells Got Talent in aid of St. Margaret's Hospice

Fri, 1 Nov (ca. 20 km)

The Vienna Festival Ballet presents Snow White

Wed, 13 Nov (ca. 20 km)

David Harper - Unexpected Tales

Sat, 23 Nov (ca. 15 km)

Vintage Somerset Fair

arrow All Somerset events

Dining out near Castle Cary


The Natterjack Inn, Shepton Mallet


The Camelot, Yeovil


Abbey Tea Rooms, Glastonbury


Goodfellows, Wells


Beah, Wells


Glencot House, Wookey Hole

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Wincanton, Castle Cary, Shepton Mallet and Somerton.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:


arrowShepton Mallet





Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowCastle Cary


	arrowShepton Mallet



Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Shepton Mallet, Yeovil, Glastonbury and Ilchester.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:

Castle Cary

	arrowCastle Cary Museum


	arrowGants Mill and Garden


	arrowHaynes International Motor Museum

	arrowFleet Air Arm Museum

	arrowCineworld, Yeovil

	arrowTintinhull Garden

	arrowSwan Theatre

	arrowOctagon Theatre

Shepton Mallet

	arrowEast Somerset Railway




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