Castle Douglas, located in Dumfries and Galloway, is situated in eastern Galloway. It is also frequently known simply as CD. There are many sights and attractions to enjoy in the area, including Castle Douglas Art Gallery as well as Carlingwark Loch. Threave Castle is also a popular sight. Admission to the castle includes a ferry ride. Other sights in the area to enjoy include Threave Gardens, which is a National Trust for Scotland Property. There are ample accommodation options in Castle Douglas as well as in the surrounding area, along with a variety of dining establishments.
The Scottish town of Castle Douglas is located within the area of Dumfries and Galloway in the southern part of Scotland. The town of Castle Douglas is located in the eastern part of the area that is known as Galloway in an area that is known as Stewarty. The town of Castle Douglas is located close to the towns that are known as Dalbeattie and the Gatehouse (of Fleet).
Tourists commonly visit the town of Castle Douglas and a lot of people use the town as a base to explore the rest of the area. There is a caravan and camping site close to Carlingwark Loch and there are also a lot of hotels within the local area. Within the town of Castle Douglas the main shopping street is King Street. King Street is the home to a vast array of shops that include some traditional shops, which are no longer found on high streets of other towns.
There are a number of short walks around the area of the town and the surrounding area. Some of the walks take you close to the Carlingwark Loch and this results in a very pleasant stroll. There is a walk within the area that is known as Lovers Walk and this goes out along the southern shore of the loch and out to marsh land and an area of bird hide.
Over the years the town of Castle Douglas has been associated with a number of famous notable people and these include the Scottish rugby player that was known as Arthur Smith and also the singer, guitarist and songwriter that is known as Emma Pollock.