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A697
Long straight on the A697 trunk road in Berwickshire - geograph.org.uk - 938737.jpg
Long straight on the A697 trunk road in Berwickshire
Route information
Length68 mi (109 km)
Major junctions
South endMorpeth
55°11′16″N 1°42′56″W / 55.1877°N 1.7155°W / 55.1877; -1.7155 (A697 road (southern end))
Major intersections A1
A698
A6105
A6089
A68
North endOxton
55°46′16″N 2°47′15″W / 55.7711°N 2.7874°W / 55.7711; -2.7874 (A697 road (northern end))
Location
CountryUnited Kingdom
Road network
A696 A698

The A697 is a road that can be used an alternative to the A1 for those travelling between Scotland and England via the North East.

Route

It connects Morpeth on the A1 to the A68 at Oxton, near Edinburgh. The road runs via Wooler and Coldstream, and passes through a largely rural area of the Scottish Borders.

Devil's Causeway

Stretches of the route overlay the Devil's Causeway, a Roman road.[citation needed]

Speed

The A697 is around 15 miles (24 km) shorter and an average time of 23 minutes quicker than travelling up the A1, according to figures from the RAC route planner.[citation needed]

Settlements on route

The road runs through

References

  1. ^ a b Fellows, Griffith J. (2003). The Waterfalls of England: A Practical Guide for Visitors and Walkers. Sigma Leisure. p. 28. ISBN 978-1-85058-767-5.

Route map:

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