For Locals and Visitors
Castle Douglas is always growing and evolving, and this charming town has plenty of opportunities for its local community. The Community Council and Castle Douglas Development Forum work hard to continue developing the town and make its opportunities accessible for local people. To find out more about these organisations and their ongoing work go to the Community Development page.
Castle Douglas is designated Food Town in the heart of Dumfries and Galloway. This 18th-century market town is a prime location for speciality shopping, having around 50 local businesses that sell and produce food and drink and a variety of art, clothing, and goods stores. Castle Douglas has something for everyone, and King Street is well worth an explore for its unique shopping experience.
Things To Do
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Castle Douglas is minutes from magical places. The town’s prime location, as the hub of the Stewartry, makes it the perfect spot to stay to see all the best places in Dumfries and Galloway.
If you want to stay in the town, take a quick drive, or go out for a day Castle Douglas is the ideal spot for all interests. Take a look at our recommendations for the best walks, activities and festivities for visitors.
Castle Douglas has a long and interesting history. The town itself begun to take shape as it now exists from 1745 after the land was bough by Willian Douglas. However, people occupied the land by Carlingwark loch for centuries before Castle Douglas existed.
CD Journal Online
CDDF Is Hiring a Youth Engagement Intern04/02/22 Job Description: Youth Engagement Intern The Castle Douglas Development Forum (CDDF) is looking for a Youth Engagement Intern (aged 18 to 26) to lead our Growing Communities Project. We are…
Castle Douglas Development Forum Wishes a Fond Farewell to Sarah-Jane19/01/22
Last week Castle Douglas Development Forum (CDDF) this week, said goodbye to their Project Development Officer, Sarah-Jane Allsopp. Sarah-Jane has been Project Development officer at CDDF for the last 4…
A Triumphant First Event for Castle Douglas Inclusive Play Park Planning Committee18/11/21
Castle Douglas Development Forum has been delighted to welcome Tracy Walker, Hollie Nelson, and Amanda Burney to their team as the forefront of community fundraising for Castle Douglas’ New Inclusive…
Inclusive Play Park Survey Results08/10/21
Castle Douglas Development Forum was delighted to receive a total of 346 responses to its community survey on the inclusive play park. The survey showed that the community is still…
Centenary of Castle Douglas WW1 Memorial Honoured by Local Groups29/04/21
Castle Douglas Development Forum’s (CDDF) environmental action group have partnered with the British Legion and the Castle Douglas Rotary Club to plant flowers in the pots surrounding the War Memorial…
Castle Douglas Development Forum; A Changemaker for 202113/01/21
Castle Douglas Development Forum has just been named as one of the 100 Changemakers for 2021 by national magazine, The Big Issue. For the past two years The Big Issue…