An introduction to Castle Cary
Castle Cary is small and picturesque rural town in the east of Somerset, roughly 25 miles south of Bath. It’s enveloped in beautiful stretches of countryside, with the Somerset Levels to its west, and Penselwood to its East. Though it only has a population of around 2,000, Castle Cary gets a large influx of visitors, as a pretty shopping hub at the heart of south Somerset.
Yeovil - a gem of the south west
About 12 miles south of Castle Cary, visitors in the area can explore another vibrant gem of south Somerset: Yeovil. Just like Castle Cary, the town is a great base for exploring the surrounding natural beauty, and has many tucked-away curiosities and attractions. Whether you’re exploring historic buildings like Montacute House, sitting down with a pint at hospitable public houses like The Kings Arms and The Bell Inn, or catching a local drama production at arts centres like the Octagon Theatre, you’re sure to find something to enjoy on a trip to Yeovil.
Wander the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey
Glastonbury Abbey is steeped in more history and legend than almost any other religious site in England. Since the early medieval period, it was revered as the oldest Christian foundation in England, and is one of many sites said to be Avalon, the burial place of King Arthur. Visitors are drawn to the ruins’ history and mysterious past, or simply by its ancient beauty, and the surrounding, tranquil greenery.
Planning a trip to Castle Cary? Travelodge Wincanton Hotel is a 15-minute drive away, and Travelodge Glastonbury Hotel can be reached in half an hour.