Castle Douglas Food Town

Dumfries & Galloway's Food Town is chock full of independent retailers, producers and welcoming cafes.

A thriving market town whose livestock mart is still an important focal point for this bountiful food producing part of Dumfries & Galloway. On the streets of Castle Douglas Food Town you'll find a rich and rewarding retail experience - with multiple independently owned traditional butchers, bakers, grocers and delis, alongside skilled chocolatiers, craft brewers and a lovely selection of welcoming cafes and restaurants serving a wide range of tasty local produce.

Castle Douglas was named as a Food Town in recognition of its heritage as a centre for food production in the area, and that heritage continues to be celebrated today, with seasonal food festivals and food events.

The town hosts regular food themed events that draw together food producers and retailers in the town with producers from across Dumfries & Galloway. Typical activities include cookery demonstrations, tastings, artistic performances and talks that showcase the delicious food and drink to be found in and around Castle Douglas Food Town.

What to see and do:

Castle Douglas is a pleasant and popular place to visit at any time of year, with a beautifully tranquil park on the edge of town and bustling streets filled with interesting independent retailers and plenty of convenient parking.

  • Shop till you drop, then pop into a cafe for a delicious refreshment. Castle Douglas offers a superb shopping experience
  • Visit the stunning nearby Threave Gardens or cross a moat by boat to visit Threave Castle
  • Ask for recommendations - the traditional butchers, bakers and greengrocer will inspire you to try something new
Various Venues
Castle Douglas
Dumfries & Galloway