Castle Cary is a small market town in Somerset which developed around the site of an old castle built around the 10th century which is no longer existent. It’s a well kept pretty town with numerous old buildings. Initially I thought it was the location of a family baptism but on checking records realised I’d forgotten about finding a much more likely one in Bristol. However given its antiquity I was keen to visit. I discovered that it has an old and still functioning factory weaving horsehair into quality furnishings. Also, horsehair mattresses used to be very common in years gone by. I had one as a child and remember it being quite comfortable. Unfortunately, its museum was closed. Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_Cary and other sites have information about Castle Cary’s past and I suggest you read. I am too far behind with blog posts to provide any reasonable overview of this or other locations in the foreseeable future.
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We then headed north to Bristol continuing along the scenic routes instead of the motorways. Following are 3 scenes viewed prior to bypassing Wells again.