Sights and Attractions
The Castle Douglas Art Gallery is an offshoot of the Stewartry Museum at Kirkcudbright. Near the centre of town is Carlingwark Loch, a loch and SSSI, home to numerous water birds.
Also to the west of the town are Threave Gardens, a National Trust for Scotland property.
Threave Rovers F.C. are the local football team in Castle Douglas, they play at Meadow Park and tend to play in black and white colours.
Castle Douglas hosts an annual Civic Week (2010) which is the focal event of the year. Its usual format is a week of events around the last week in July, culminating on Douglas Day when a street procession and carnival in Lochside Park takes place.
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