- A7 road (United Kingdom)
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:"For the A7 road in Northern Ireland, see
A7 road (Northern Ireland)."
The A7 is a major
trunk roadin the United Kingdom, that runs south from Edinburghin Scotlandto Carlislein 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 A720that leads to Glasgow, KilmarnockA71, Livingston, Perth and Stirling, and the A68 at the notoriously busy Sherifhall Roundabout.
The A7 travels through the Borders towns of
Galashiels, Selkirkand Hawick, through Langholmin 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 roundaboutjunction, 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.
British road numbering scheme
* [http://www.sabre-roads.org.uk/roadlists/f99/7.shtml Society for All British Road Enthusiasts entry for the A7]
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