Castle Douglas in the heart of south west Scotland is ideally located for exploring Dumfries and Galloway, with easy access to both the beautiful coastline and the expansive Galloway Forest Park.
For centuries, this market town has been the centre of agricultural and commercial activity in this pretty corner of Scotland. Today, it is a popular holiday destination and a great base from which to explore the surrounding countryside.
The town is renowned for its quirky mix of traditional shops and modern boutiques. While away a pleasant hour or two browsing the delicious produce on offer in the old style butcher shop, or pick up some local delicacies; with everything from freshly caught lobsters to delicious homemade pastries, cakes and regional ales, you'll be spoilt for choice. The town has several excellent restaurants and cafes serving everything from traditional Scottish fare to modern European cuisine.
Take just short stroll away for the bustling town centre and you will find yourself transported to a whole other world. Here you will get a taste of the true rural Scotland, with picturesque locations such as the picture-perfect Carlingwark Loch. Step into the past with a trip to Threave house and Gardens, or visit Threave Castle, an ancient building isolated in the middle of the River Dee, with a mysterious, weighty atmosphere that is quite unique.
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