|Location Map ( geo)|
|Dumfries and Galloway|
|Transport Scotland Roads|
|Places related to the A75|
|Annan • Dumfries • Glenluce • Gretna • Newton Stewart • Stranraer|
|Places related to the A713|
|Ayr • New Galloway|
Castle Douglas is a small town in southern Scotland lying immediately to the north of Carlingwark Loch, which is popular with walkers and fishermen. Despite the small size of the town, the High Street is a busy place lined with shops and other businesses, which have survived even with the bypass. This means that the town is a thriving service centre for the surrounding rural area, and an alternative to Dumfries to the east. There are also a couple of industrial areas on the fringes of the town.
The main road past the town is the A75, although before the bypass it ran down the High Street. The old route through the town is now followed by three different routes, the A745 has been extended at the eastern end, and so almost doubles back on itself, having started near Dalbeattie to the east. The A713 then takes over in the town centre, and runs along the High Street, before turning sharply north west at a crossroads and heading across Galloway to Ayr. Finally, the B736 really does double back on itself. It enters the town from the south, then meets the A713 at the crossroads and turns south again down the west side of the Loch to meet the A75.
The junctions at either end of the bypass are served by roundabouts, but that in the middle where the A713 crosses has a single link road, with the bypass crossing the A713. Further north, the two routes are also connected by the B795, which previously continued west to Laurieston, but has since been truncated on the A713.
|Stranraer, Kirkcudbright (A711)||E18|
|Ayr||Galloway Tourist Route|
|Dalbeattie||Galloway Tourist Route. Formerly B727|