Queen Camel is a village on the banks of the river Cam in South Somerset some six miles north of Yeovil. The parish includes the hamlet of Wales, Hazlegrove House and surrounding farmland, and has a population of around 1,000. It has some fine old buildings and its recorded history goes back a thousand years but it is very much a modern, working village. Thanks partly to a major trunk road which passes through the parish and a main road which passes through the village it has the benefit of unusually good amenities for a settlement of this size. Not only does it serve its own inhabitants and passing trade but it also acts as a local hub for neighbouring villages and parishes including West Camel, Sparkford, Marston Magna and South Cadbury.
Queen Camel has a busy communal life and supports a large number of recreational and civic societies and organisations. In 2011 it was chosen to pilot the so-called Front Runner scheme under the government’s Localism Act, the first parish council in Somerset to be so honoured.
This website can only give you a flavour of life in Queen Camel but we hope it is enough to tempt you to visit us in person and see for yourself.