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Urr Water or River Urr (arc. River Orr) is a river in which flows through the counties of Dumfriesshire and Kirkcudbrightshire in southwest Scotland.


Entirely within Dumfries and Galloway, the Urr Water originates at Loch Urr and flows for thirty-five miles southwards past Corsock, Glenlair, Auchendolly, Bridge of Urr, Haugh of Urr, and close to Dalbeattie, via Palnackie to the Solway Firth at Rough Firth. The village of Kippford stands near the head of the firth where the Urr Water reaches the sea; the only other coastal settlement of any size is Rockcliffe. The principal settlement on the river is Dalbeattie. The river is noted for salmon fishing.

Old and New Ramhill Bridges, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland
The River Urr as it flows under Old Ramhill Bridge (1798-1800) and New Ramhill Bridge (1972) on the A75 near Castle Douglas in Kirkcudbrightshire.


The name 'Urr' is from Cumbric for 'a border, boundary, limit'.


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2379+GF Castle Douglas - Looking down from the bridge on a snowy day.  See the view on Google maps
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