Castle Cary is a small country town lying at the edge of the Somerset Levels; the Mendip Hills; and the Blackmore Vale. There is no longer a castle in the town but you can still visit Lodge Hill where it once stood. The town is home to a few interesting buildings too as well as a good sample of independent shops and eateries to enjoy. Castle Cary is also linked to a railway line connecting it to London and more.
Why visit Castle Cary?
With its handy amenities, you don’t have to venture outside of Castle Cary unless you want to. It has a network of walking, cycling and bridle paths for you to explore to your heart’s content. Although Castle Cary is a town, there’s a very rural village-like feel to the place to make you feel away from the hustle and bustle of the cities.
Things to do in Castle Cary
Castle Cary is also a Fair Trade town, and this is a draw for eco-friendly families who like to shop responsibly. The area also offers some excellent photo opportunities from its elevated position above the Somerset Levels. Bring your walking gear, as the town is a hub for some delightful local trails.
Why stay in a Castle Cary cottage?
Somerset inspires some great English holidays in the countryside. Why not become part of the picture with a stay in one of our characterful countryside cottages in Castle Cary; a renovated farm building with all the mod-cons; or a luxury family home-from-home? Castle Cary’s location ensures that you are close to many regional attractions.
Three must-see things in Castle Cary:
- Blackmore Vale – A wonderful swathe of unspoilt Somerset countryside with walks to enjoy
- Glastonbury – See the wonderful abbey ruins or take a climb to the top of Glastonbury Tor
- The Quantock Hills – Follow in the footsteps of the Romantic poet Samuel Coleridge Taylor in this beautiful part of the county