The Market House
The Market House
4.5
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Nestling within Castle Cary's historic Market House is the lovingly renovated Shambles, a high quality space for meetings, lectures, concerts, parties and so on. The Shambles can seat approximately 50 people. Facilities include: Data projector and screen, wifi, hearing loop, picture hanging system, kitchenette, alcohol licence, disabled access and more. Outside the covered Undercroft offers an additional area for hire.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Big_Jeff_Leo
St Helens, UK22,648 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This is s a Grade II listed building dating from 1855, although it looks much older. Originally used to host the town’s Market Traders, if fell into disrepair before a major renovation in only 2014. We would have loved to go inside to see The Shambles’ – the old meat market , but Covid restrictions are currently in place. With that said however the exterior views and architecture of the building are just lovely.
Written July 5, 2021
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Ann L
Bristol, UK823 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This is the place where the markets take place - and also houses the museum (check for opening hours) - it was bustling as I went past on a Saturday at about 1pm - Cary is a nice town
Written March 6, 2022
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Makaira69
London, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
Had a lovely Tea for two and cake sitting outside in the sunshine recently. The cafe is run by some lovely old local ladies and the food and tea they provide is excellent. Just the solution for a post wedding hangover from the night before.
Written October 2, 2018
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Mark P
Hampshire, UK1,700 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
Lovely old building in the centre of the town. Some restrictions at the moment due to COVID (Museum is closed for example).

However one can walk around the outside of the building, and its pleasant to sit out at the front in the sunshine.
Written September 30, 2020
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Mary H
Somerton, UK8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
We saw a piece of theatre here in the evening. Ghost stories, with one about the round house. Very good location for intimate reading and very atmospheric. Loved the building and facilities. Great.
Written November 29, 2016
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AnnieM
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Friends
A lovely clean place with friendly staff.
A good large toilet and wheelchair access.
A good large pot of Tea for 2 and a reasonable price of £2 which gave us 4 good cups.
Homemade cake excellent.
Written September 7, 2019
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louiseholistic
Penarth, UK1,378 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
There was a real buzz around the place when we visited, with locals chatting and a second hand book sale going on. The local information centre was very well stocked with leaflets and information and the ladies working there very helpful and friendly.
Written September 3, 2018
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Jane D
Mouliherne, France16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Solo
Lovely building , had coffee lovely people so friendly and lovely town. Market day Tuesdays just outside lots of fresh food and hand created items worth a visit.
Written August 29, 2018
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Carole A
Penryn, UK152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Visited on a Monday morning, to pick up visitor leaflets. Well stocked and chatty volunteer who was knowledgeable about the local area
Written June 19, 2018
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ysa1772
London, UK499 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
The Market House contains the Local Information Centre (I made the mistake of asking if it was the Tourist Information Centre) with a good selection of leaflets covering the local area and with knowlegable staff.
Written October 17, 2017
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