Castle Douglas is a thriving livestock market town in Scotland surrounded by hills for climbing, forests for walking or cycling, lochs and rivers to keep anglers happy and only a few miles from glorious stretches of shoreline, Castle Douglas is an ideal centre from which to explore the surrounding countryside which is rich in both history and wildlife.
The town is situated next to the beautiful Carlingwark Loch, which is home to a number of bird species including resident swans. Besides the loch is the town’s with its popular caravan and camping park, tennis, boating and other watersport facilities.
For culture lovers, the town boasts a fine library, a number of wonderful art galleries and the Fullarton theatre. Located on Lochside Road, close to the park and loch, converted from a former church, it is a professionally equipped 200-seat theatre that is managed and staffed by volunteers. It offers a packed programme of plays, concerts and regular recently-released film showings. With a bar in which to enjoy pre-show and interval refreshments. Youth and adult amateur dramatic groups use the theatre and it hosts the annual one-act play festival for all amateur drama groups in the area. The theatre is named in honour of the late Donald Fullarton whose vision and drive was responsible for the project taking shape. http://www.lochsidetheatre.co.uk
Close by is the National Trust for Scotland owned Threave Gardens and for history lovers, Threave Castle. The region has lots of small towns and villages to explore, some of which are home to artists and writers while others offer visitors the chance to make (and eat) chocolate, indulge in made-on-the-premises ice cream or enjoy some star-gazing in our National Dark Sky Park.
Photo by Kerry McCleary Photo by Kerry McCleary Photo by Kerry McCleary
There is a wide range of accommodation is available including B&Bs, guest houses, hotels and self-catering.
Castle Douglas does not only cater for tourists. It may be a small town but it has a lot going on for its own residents with many clubs and
Enjoy finding out what Castle Douglas has to offer: