Kippford, located is Dumfries and Galloway in South West Scotland,  is situated on the eastern shore at the mouth of the River Urr. Traditionally know as 'Scaur', it more recently took the name of Kippford from the local post office -- now closed.

During its heyday the village was an important costal packet port, with a mill and two quarries nearby. A small shipyard was also available to repair sailing vessels.

In more recent times it has become an active area for sailing, with the local Solway Yacht Club holding regular regattas during the summer months. 

The village is mostly one road wide, running along the banks of the estuary, however in some areas it has branched off to accommodate a few more houses. Currently there are 228 properties -- some nestling in the trees and cliffs.  There are no shops in the village, but two tea rooms and two pubs are available for refreshments.

Kippford, South West Scotland

Kippford, South West Scotland

 

 

Other Pages of Interest

  • Accommodation in Kippford
  • The Wildlife of Kippford
  • Tide Times