Castle Cary is vibrant and picturesque with a winding main street of golden stone. Rich in history and heritage, discover its 19th century Market House, 18th century "Roundhouse" or lock-up' and the thatched George Hotel. Tuesday is the ever popular market day, when the cobbles bustle with local life and you’ll enjoy an abundance of quality shops, delis, cafes and restaurants in this characterful market town.
Walks & Trails
Set amidst some of South Somerset’s most stunning and unspoilt countryside, Castle Cary is a great spot for walkers and ramblers. Popular nearby routes include The Leland Trail and Macmillan Way West and it’s well worth investing in an OS map or downloading a walking app such as www.alltrails.com. You are spoilt for choice and there are trails to suit all abilities and pace.
In addition, you can pick up some local walking leaflets from the tourist information desk or download them from their website here.
In the ground floor of the Market House is the Tourist and Community Information Desk, manned by a team of volunteers with extensive local knowledge, and open every weekday from 9.30am to 2pm (12.30pm in the winter months) and Saturdays from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Here you will find leaflets about Castle Cary, the surrounding area, and tourist attractions within about a 30 mile radius, accommodation information, bus and train timetables, and much more. While you are there you can look at our prison cell (complete with Oscar, our prisoner), the well, and the Shambles (the old meat market). You can also ring the Information Desk on 01963 351763 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Castle Cary Local Information Centre, The Market House, Castle Cary, Somerset, BA7 7AH
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