Castle Douglas

Towns & Villages
Castle Douglas is an 18th century market town and is the perfect destination for food lovers, nature lovers and history lovers alike.

About Castle Douglas

Castle Douglas is a small town situated between Dumfries and Kirkcudbright. With Loch Ken to the north it makes an ideal centre for exploring Dumfries and Galloway.

As Scotland’s only designated Food Town, Castle Douglas prides itself in its top quality, locally produced food and drink. So whether you’re eating out or discovering the wide array of wonderful produce available from local retailers, we know you’ll be delighted with your food and drink options!

Garden lovers shouldn’t miss a visit to Threave Gardens where the National Trust’s gardeners are trained. And closeby Threave Castle, the stronghold of the Black Douglases, is also well worth a visit.

Beside the town is Carlingwark Loch, dotted with islands and great for bird watching, boating, learning to sail and picnicking.

Castle Douglas walking, cycling and driving routes

Towns and villages near Castle Douglas