Hotels in Castle Douglas
The historic town of Castle Douglas is ideally situated for those wishing to explore the sights and sounds of Dumfries and Galloway. Sitting in between the Solway Firth beaches and Galloway hills, Castle Douglas provides a charming base for experiencing the castles, lochs and wildlife that the area has to offer. It has also been designated as Scotland's 'Food Town', meaning that there are more than a few culinary delights to be sampled in the town itself.
A wide assortment of experiences on your doorstep
If you're looking for the quintessential Scottish getaway, Castle Douglas is the perfect place to start. Just down the road is Threave Castle, built in the late 14th century and still intact to some degree. Strategically positioned on an island overlooking the River Dee, Threave is the traditional stronghold of the Douglas family, from which the town takes its name.
If you would like to experience some of the best-kept gardens in the region, head on down to Threave Gardens. Maintained by the National Trust and featuring a rock garden, heathers, herbaceous perennials and much more, these gardens are located just a mile west of Castle Douglas and are well worth a visit thanks to their wealth of exquisite flora and fauna.
Walking is a popular pastime in the area around Castle Douglas, and it's little wonder. With Carlingwark Loch nearby, there are several idyllic trails to explore. If you are lucky, you may even have the chance to see the majestic local osprey in flight from one of the local viewing platforms.
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As Scotland's 'Food Town', there are more than 50 local shops and businesses which are involved in the local food trade in some way. These include hog roasts, butchers, bakers, cafés and more. Undoubtedly the best time to visit is on 'Food Town Day', the town's annual culinary festival.
When you need a break from all that eating, why not burn off a few calories with a stroll around the local art gallery? The Castle Douglas Art Gallery features the best local arts and craft exhibitions around.
A variety of accommodation
Whether you choose to camp out in the loch or stay in the town, the range of Castle Douglas hotels and accommodation options will have something to suit your requirements. The Crown Hotel, for example, provides excellent value and a friendly welcome, while Airds Farm B&B offers hearty food in a beautiful setting near the loch. Self-catering options are also available.
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