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:
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 Visitors Guide
Directory of tourism and leisure resources
Self Catering Cottage in the beautiful 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 accommodation. 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.
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
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.
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
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
The Fullarton (Formerly 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
Phil McMenemyLocal photographer with excellent images of the Castle Douglas Area
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
South West Images Scotland
Superb professional photographs of Castle Douglas and environs
An event during the May holiday weekend involving artist and crafts studios in Dumfries & Galloway.
Wigtown Book Town
Scotland’s Booktown and Book Festival centre
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
Information site on the town of Annan, Dumfries and Galloway’s third largest town
Gatehouse of Fleet
Community web site for the nearby town of Gatehouse of Fleet
Information about events and services in and around Gretna
Isle Of Whithorn
Community web site for the Isle Of Whithorn and the Machers
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