Visit Castle Cary and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Castle Cary, Somerset. On entering this small town it seems as if it will be all of perfect golden Ham-stone, but it becomes, at its centre, round the pretty horse-pond turned duck-pond, mainly pebble-dashed and painted. Nevertheless, it has rows of attractive old houses, and a rare round lock-up, just 7 ft in diameter inside, built in 1779. This is in a square up a street, in which is the local artists' gallery, opposite the basically 16th century George Inn. Behind it the Post Office has possession of a fine Georgian House. The big, pillared building is the Town Hall (1855) on top of the earlier Market Hall. The church is worth visiting for its exceptional 15th century pulpit, which somehow escaped when the Roundheads broke up the rest of its interior, and for the enterprise of the mosaic, under the west window, made by secondary school children.
The castle stood on the hillside above the horse-pond, but seems to have survived only from about the 11th to the 12th century. It is now invisible. In 1651 Charles II, fleeing disguised as a servant after the Battle of Worcester, spent a night in a local manor, long since demolished. From the Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution wool spinning and weaving were the town's industries.
Nearby towns: Frome, Gillingham, Shepton Mallet, Street, Yeovil
Nearby villages: Alford, Baltonsborough, Barton St. David, Brewham, Bruton, Buckhorn Weston, Butleigh, Charlton Mackrell, Charlton Musgrove, Chesterblade, Cole, Compton, Cucklington, Ditcheat, East Cranmore, East Lydford, East Pennard, Evercreech, Hornblotton, Horsington, Ilchester, Keinton Mandeville, Kingsdon, Leighton, Marston Magna, North Barrow, North Brewham, North Cadbury, North Cheriton, North Wootton, Penselwood, Pilton, Pointington, Pylle, Queen Camel, South Barrow, South Cadbury, South Cheriton, Sparkford, Stowel, Sutton Montis, Upton Noble, Wanstrow, West Cranmore, West Lydford, West Pennard, Wincanton, Yarlington, Yeovilton
Have you decided to visit Castle Cary or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Castle Cary bed and breakfast (a Castle Cary B&B or Castle Cary b and b)
- a Castle Cary guesthouse
- a Castle Cary hotel (or motel)
- a Castle Cary self-catering establishment, or
- other Castle Cary accommodation