A7 road (United Kingdom)

A7 road (United Kingdom)

UK road routebox
road= A7
direction= North - South
start= Edinburgh
destinations= Galashiels
end= Carlisle
junctions= ukmotorwaysmall|6
ukroadsmall|6 |

:"For the A7 road in Northern Ireland, see A7 road (Northern Ireland)."

The A7 is a major trunk road in the United Kingdom, that runs south from Edinburgh in Scotland to Carlisle in north-western England. The A7 begins its course in central Edinburgh, before passing through the city's south-eastern suburbs - on this part of the route it passes Cameron Toll - and then meeting the A720 that leads to Glasgow, Kilmarnock A71, Livingston, Perth and Stirling, and the A68 at the notoriously busy Sherifhall Roundabout.

The A7 travels through the Borders towns of Galashiels, Selkirk and Hawick, through Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway, before crossing the border into England, into the county of Cumbria, just south of the village of Canonbie. It then continues through the small town of Longtown, before meeting the A74, the A689 and the M6 at the Greymoorhill Roundabout, which is junction 44 of the M6, and currently the motorway's last junction (although this may change after the M6 is extended northwards to Gretna).

Beyond Greymoorhill, the A7 is briefly dual carriageway, close to the Kingstown Industrial Estate on the northern fringe of Carlisle. Continuing as a busy single carriageway road, it passes several main supermarkets, and crosses the River Eden over Eden Bridge. At Hardwicke Circus, a large roundabout junction, the A7 meets the A595 to west and southern Cumbria then forms part of Carlisle's one way system through the city centre meeting the A69 and finally becoming the A6 near Carlisle railway station.

ee also

*British road numbering scheme

External links

* [http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/roadlists/f99/7.shtml Society for All British Road Enthusiasts entry for the A7]

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