Castle Cary

There’s lots going on

This Somerset market town isn’t short of things to do – albeit one of them a bit unusual! The historic Market House is an event space in the heart of town, there’s an annual carnival with festooned floats and the local museum is dedicated to horsehair craft (yes, you read that right). The John Boyd museum is well-reviewed and is actually a fascinating peak into the days when horsehair was woven into textiles for the rich.

Castle Cary, Somerset

There are bookshops to butchers…

Castle Cary is jam-packed with specialist stores, from a highly-prized bookshop to an ironmongers to fashion and interior boutiques, a small art gallery and a butcher. There’s also a weekly market (aka foodie heaven) on Tuesdays with local produce from the surrounding villages as well as fresh fish from Brixham.

Castle Cary, Somerset

Eating out is easy

We love The Bakehouse in the High Street – a Thai restaurant using authentic ingredients in a former bakery. Levant, with middle-eastern inspired evening suppers, feels more like an intimate supper club than a regular restaurant and difficult to choose between Home and The Place – two great cafés with great coffee and delicious cakes.

Castle Cary, Somerset

Talk of the Town

Just outside of town is The Newt in Somerset, a newly-opened 300 acre country estate full of delightful surprises, with magnificent gardens and woodland walks. It’s a perfect place to meet friends for a walk and a glass of cider or bite to eat in the café. Alternatively experience an exquisite dining experience in Hadspen House, the main restaurant and achingly stylish hotel.

The Newt, Castle Cary, Somerset

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Castle Cary Schools

Primary – Castle Cary Community Primary
Secondary – Ansford Academy

Prep – Hazelgrove, Bruton School for Girls
Senior – Kings Bruton, Bruton School for Girls

Rail Links:

Castle Cary – Paddington,
Bruton (5miles) – Waterloo
Templecombe (10miles) – Waterloo

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