Castle Douglas is an 18th century market town that is also a designated Food Town with lots of local produce.
There are around 50 local businesses in Castle Douglas that either produce or sell quality food and drink. The town is a thriving centre for prosperous local farming. The Stewartry Agricultural Show is an annual event that takes place nearby.
Beside Castle Douglas is Carlingwark Loch, dotted with islands and great for boating and learning to sail and picnicking. At the far end of the loch are Threave Gardens, open to visitors all year.
On an island in the River Dee stands 14th century Threave Castle, the great fortress of the Douglases, which can be reached by ferry. Nearby is Threave Wildfowl Refuge, an important place for wintering wildfowl, where visitors can watch the birds from hides.