Dumfries and Galloway Visitor Information

Threave Castle

Castle Douglas Food Town takes up the 'theme town' concept championed so successfully locally by Wigtown, since it won its designation as Scotland's National Book Town and which is also being developed in the branding of Kirkcudbright as an Art Town. This concept certainly makes these locations stand out as being of importance to anyone with a particular interest in the theme, be it books or art or food. What will be of great benefit to Castle Douglas is that almost everyone has an interest in food!!

Some Useful Dumfries and Galloway Links


A Taste of Scotland
The guide to the best places to eat and stay in Scotland

Dumfries and Galloway Chamber of Commerce
Support and lobbying for businesses in the region

Dumfries and Galloway Organic Network
A network of local organic farmers, producers and processors

Galloway Association Of Glasgow
Its aims have always remained the same: to aid charitable, benevolent or educational purposes associated with Galloway and to encourage a love for and interest in Galloway.

Royal Highland Education Trust
Educational web site concerning farming in Dumfries & Galloway and healthy eating

Rural Community Gateway
Scottish Rural News and information website

Savour the Flavours
Dumfries and Galoway organisation for business's producing, using or distributing foods of the region

Solway Books
Local book shop & website offering local books and maps


Barncrosh Self Catering Holidays
Self catering holiday cottages on a working organic farm on the outskirts of Castle Douglas

Brookford B&B
Situated in the picturesque village of St. Johns Town of Dalry near Castle Douglas on the edge of the enchanting Galloway Forest Park - Brookford B&B offer high quality, luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation.

Dumfries and Galloway accommodation directory
Search for all types of accommodation in Dumfries and Galloway - bed and breakfasts, hotels, self catering holiday cottages, camp sites and caravan holiday parks

Dumfries and Galloway Visitors Guide
Directory of tourism and leisure resources

Glenfinart Cottage
Self Catering Cottage in the beautifull Urr Valley in Galloway near Castle Douglas The Food Town

Isla Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Isla Cottage B & B where you are assured of good accommodation, local produce and a very warm welcome too. A Visit Scotland 4 Star grading has just been awarded to Caroline & Stewart for Isla Cottage.

Meiklewood Farm, Ringford
Quality Farm house B&B accomodation.Traditional Georgian farmhouse with spacious rooms. Meiklewood is a pedigree beef and sheep farm with Pedigree Galloway cattle. Castle Douglas in easy reach aprox 6 miles.

South West Scotland Accomodation providers
This site is an independent site listing Dumfries & Galloway Accomodation Providers

The Old Exchange Self Catering
web site for self catering accomadation in Castle Douglas

The Towerhouse
The Tower House, a listed building, provides self-catering holiday accommodation in a former toll house built in the 1800s.The cottage has recently been refurbished to a high standard.

Activities & attractions

Alison Burns - Forgotten carols
Christmas carol concerts inspired by British folk carols. Forgotten Carols workshops and performances can be informal gatherings or supported by a professional singer.

Castle Douglas Community site
General web site for local events, businesses and comments and local views/blogs

Castle Douglas Cycle Centre
A bike shop catering for all the family - all ages and all terrains; new bikes, servicing and repairs, clothing, and accessories, custom builds, cyclescheme, cycle hire @ Gorsebank, BG F.I.T. centre, sports therapy clinic.

Castle Douglas Parish Church
Church information web site

Creetown Gem Rock Museum
Experience this world class collection of gemstones, crystals, fossils, rocks and minerals

Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival
Website of local arts and festivals.

Easterbrook Hall
The ideal venue for business conferences, meetings, training events and more. Also a perfect location for large and small weddings with a choice of suites to suit your needs

Galloway Artists and Makers
Your gateway to the visual artists of Galloway

Galloway Holidays
Walking,Cycling holidays in Galloway

Glenkens Business Association
Association of like minded people and businesses in the Glenkens area of Galloway helping to promote events, business and visitor opportunities

Glorious Galloway Consortium FAB web site
Glorious Galloway is FAB (Food,Art & Books) a portal web site to promote the three Theme Towns in the Galloway area

Holiday info for Southern Scotland

Kirkcudbright Artists Town
Theme town with excellent Scottish events and Artistic history

Lochside Theatre, Castle Douglas
Now in their sixth year, the theatre continues their presentation of the best in entertainment both from professionals and their own in-house and local performance groups

PMC Photography
Local photographer with excellent images of the Castle Douglas Area

Rockcliffe Gallery
Small, friendly art gallery with an inspired programme of exhibitions by accomplished living artists. Browse at your leisure from 9am to 9pm, seven days a week. Located at Barons Craig, Rockcliffe, Dumfries and Galloway

S W Scotland Events
Professional events organiser providing tailor-made special events - imaginative Scottish wedding planners, conference and party organisers operating throughout SW Scotland.

South West Images Scotland
Superb professional photographs of Castle Douglas and environs

Spring Fling
An event during the May holiday weekend involving artist and crafts studios in Dumfries & Galloway.

Spring Fling
Scotland original art & craft studio visit event .

Mountain Bike Holidays In Galloway & Scotland

Wigtown Book Town
Scotland's Booktown and Book Festival centre

Towns/Local areas

Annan Online
Information site on the town of Annan, Dumfries and Galloway's third largest town

Auchencairn Community web site
A community site helping to promote businesses and events in the Auchencairn community.

Castle Douglas Community
News - What's On - Business Directory Civic week etc

Gatehouse of Fleet
Community web site for the nearby town of Gatehouse of Fleet

Gretna Area
Information about events and services in and around Gretna

Isle Of Whithorn
Community web site for the Isle Of Whithorn and the Machers

Moffat Town
Information on the town of Moffat and the surrounding area

Mull of Galloway
Information web site on the Mull of Galloway, Scotland's most southerly point

The view from Rockcliffe

Development of this website was part funded by
Savour the Flavours of Dumfries and GallowayProject part funded by the European UnionScottish Enterprise Dumfries and GallowayDumfries and Galloway CouncilLeader PlusVisit Scotland