Visit Castle Douglas and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway. This pleasant modern town lies in rich, gently-rolling farmland; the oldest part of it was the village of Causewayend, near Carling Wark Loch. This village began to increase in importance; it had the name of Carlingwark until 1792, when it became a burgh of barony and changed its name in honour of Sir William Douglas of Gelston, a merchant who had made a fortune in the Virginia trade, and who had bought the village in 1789.
Castle Douglas has long been a market centre; Kelton Fair was one of the principal fairs of the South-West throughout the 18th century, being held on a hillock just outside the town. Its present flourishing cattle-market is more than a century old, and is still a main centre for sales of Ayrshire and Galloway cattle.
Every year, the town holds a civic week, which includes a re-enactment of the gift of the Charter in 1792. It is fortunate in having Carlingwark Loch and its shores as a civic park, which includes a large caravan site. The town is a good centre for trips to the hills and coast.
Nearby towns: Dalbeattie, Dumfries, Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbright, New Galloway
Nearby villages: Auchencairn, Beeswing, Bengairn, Borgue, Bridge of Dee, Colvend, Corsock, Crocketford, Crossmichael, Dundrennan, Dunscore, East Barcloy, Gelston, Girthon, Haugh of Urr, Kippford, Kirkgunzeon, Kirkpatrick Durham, Laurieston, Lochfoot, Old Bridge of Urr, Palnackie, Parton, Ringford, Rockcliffe, Shawhead, Springholm, Tongland, Twynholm
Have you decided to visit Castle Douglas or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Castle Douglas bed and breakfast (a Castle Douglas B&B or Castle Douglas b and b)
- a Castle Douglas guesthouse
- a Castle Douglas hotel (or motel)
- a Castle Douglas self-catering establishment, or
- other Castle Douglas accommodation