Castle Douglas Tourist Information

Tantallon Castle, Douglas Tower

Tantallon Castle, Douglas Tower

Perfect for exploring the Solway Coast and a gateway to the glorious Glenkins and Galloway Forest Park, Castle Douglas is famed for its speciality food and fine local produce, earning it the nickname Castle Douglas Food Town. An exceptional range of attractions and activities sit close to the town including the beautiful ornamental gardens and woodland of NTS Threave.

Family favourite Loch Ken just south of Castle Douglas offers everything from watersports and fishing to summer boating and pretty surrounding villages with fine inns. Head west into Galloway Forest Park and the superb 7 Stanes mountain bike trails of Glentrool. The peaceful sandy beaches of the Colvend Coast with views towards Lakeland are just to the south.

The town’s central location in Dumfries & Galloway, and its great choice of local produce rich cafes, deli shops, village food and craft shops make Castle Douglas a best base from which to explore Dumfries & Galloway. Enjoy the flavoursome ales of the town’s Sulwath Brewers in local inns! Choose from fine old coaching inn hotels, country house hotels and a selection of charming family run B&Bs in Castle Douglas – book online now with iknow.

Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.