About Us

The Visitor is an informative and lively full colour glossy free magazine covering Somerset, North Dorset and parts of Wiltshire.

The Visitor is an independent, family run business that is well-read, and published monthly since being established in 1983.

Content includes local news and events, information about the area and local businesses. There are regular columns that cover arts, business, gardening, health, house & home,  motoring, pubs, wine and dine and much more.

Each issue of The Visitor contains features on local towns, factual articles, competitions, crossword and the famous ‘We Hear’ and ‘They Say’ columns.

Whilst being called The Visitor, the magazine is not aimed at visitors to the area.

The name is taken from the original Castle Cary Visitor (Eight pages of small print priced at one penny, published between January 1896 and December 1915), which was founded and edited by William Macmillan (1844-1911).

William Macmillan is better known as being the father of Douglas Macmillan who founded the Society for the Prevention and Relief of Cancer (Now known as Macmillan Cancer Support) after the death of his father from the disease in 1911.

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