Local Area

The market towns of Shepton Mallet, Frome and the Saxon town of Bruton are nearby, with the Royal Bath and West Show Ground 5 minutes away. Longleat House and Safari Park and Stourhead House and Gardens are just a short drive away. The Fleet Air Arm Museum of Europe’s largest naval aviation collection is 8 miles and Haynes International Motor Museum is 4 miles. Sherborne with its Abbey and Castle is about a 12 mile drive.

20 minutes in the other direction will take you to Wells, the smallest Cathedral city in England, with Wookey Hole and Cheddar Caves nearby.

The ancient Abbey town of Glastonbury with, the Chalice Well, Tor and Abbey are all worth a visit, and Clarks Village shopping outlet at Street is also a very popular destination.

Bath, famous for some of the finest architectural sights such as the Roman Baths and Pump Room, is only 25 miles away, as is Bristol with its many attractions including the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the SS Great Britain.

Salisbury is slightly further with its Cathedral, Old Sarum Castle and the Wilton Shopping Village.

The south coast towns of Weymouth, Bridport and Lyme Regis can all be reached in about an hour.

Castle Cary

24 September 2012

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 of the town which enjoys a mainline station.

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. The town is a centre for a large area of South Somerset, with a wide range of shops and services, and exceptionally, still offers free parking.