New Galloway and Castle Douglas B&B Accommodation
Bed and Breakfast and Guest House accommodation in the New Galloway and Castle Douglas area of Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland.
Below these B&B listings you will also find information about Castle Douglas, New Galloway and the nearby area.
Bed and Breakfast accommodation in New Galloway:
- Cruachan House New Galloway
Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Castle Douglas:
- Douglas House B&B Castle Douglas
B&Bs in the Castle Douglas area:
About the Towns of Castle Douglas and New Galloway
A Traditional market town, Castle Douglas is a great place for shopping, particularly for local food produce.
Castle Douglas is a planned town, founded in the late 18th Century by Sir William Douglas, a merchant who had made a fortune in Virginia and the West Indies and wished to establish a centre of commerce in his native Galloway.
Castle Douglas was laid out with three parallel streets, wide and commodious. Although Sir William’s original idea of establishing the cotton industry here was not in the long term successful, the town soon became an important market, with cattle and horse fairs. It has remained a thriving centre for the prosperous local farming area, the home of the annual Stewartry Agricultural Show and of the Dumfries and Galloway Horse Show, and one of the most modern auction marts in Scotland.
Beside the town is the beautiful Carlingwark Loch, dotted with islands, where visitors can enjoy boating and picnicking, or learn to sail.
At the far end of the loch are Threave Gardens (pictured), the teaching garden of the National Trust for Scotland, which is open to visitors all year. On the other side of the A75 road is 14th Century Threave Castle on an island in the River Dee, the great fortress of the Douglases, which can be reached by ferry. Nearby, also, is Threave Wildfowl Refuge, for this area is an important place for wintering wildfowl, where visitors may watch the birds from hides during the winter months.
The Galloway Tourist Route & New Galloway
The A713 runs north from Castle Douglas through New Galloway and is a noted Galloway Tourist Route - active people will find a great deal of enjoyment in this district. The Southern Upland Way passes through here and there are many other hill walks in rugged country which will appeal to serious walkers and those seeking easier strolls and picnics. Loch Ken has a wide range of outdoor sports available at the Galloway Sailing Centre including rowing boats, sailing dinghies and water skiing as well as fishing.
New Galloway is the smallest Royal Burgh in Scotland established by Viscount Kenmure in 1633. The fine granite bridge was built by Rennie. This district needed 10,000 Highland troops to subdue the Covenanters. Now a holiday centre with golf, fishing and watersports in the vicinity, and also the RSPB Ken-Dee Nature Reserve.
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