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The Great North Road
From:London (TQ321812)
To:Edinburgh (NT258740)
Length:396 miles (637.3 km)
Meets: M1, M25, A7, A8, A14, A19, A40, A41, A43, A46, A47, A52, A57, A66, A69, A168(M), A194(M), A195(M)
Highway Authorities

Highways Agency  • Transport for London  • Transport Scotland  • Edinburgh

Traditional Counties

Bedfordshire  • Berwickshire  • Cambridgeshire  • Durham  • East Lothian  • Hertfordshire  • Huntingdonshire  • Lincolnshire  • Midlothian  • Middlesex  • Northamptonshire  • Northumberland  • Nottinghamshire  • Rutland  • Yorkshire

Route outline (key)
A1/Sandbox St Paul's Cathedral -
St Paul's Tube Station
A1/Sandbox St Paul's, London - Islington
A1/Sandbox Islington - Golders Green
(A406) Golders Green
A1/Sandbox Golders Green - South Mimms
A1/Sandbox(M) South Mimms - Baldock
A1/Sandbox Baldock - Alconbury
A1/Sandbox(M) Alconbury - Peterborough
A1/Sandbox Peterborough - Blyth
A1/Sandbox(M) Blyth - Doncaster
A1/Sandbox Doncaster - Darrington
A1/Sandbox(M) Darrington - Leeming
A1/Sandbox Leeming - Darlington
A1/Sandbox(M) Darlington - Washington
A1/Sandbox Washington - Brunstane
A1/Sandbox Brunstane - Edinburgh

The A1 is perhaps the most significant of roads in the United Kingdom, not only is it the longest, but it is known as the Great North Road. The A1 is more than just a road, it is significant for having several different characteristics, from city route, to urban dual carriageway to busy rural motorway, the A1 is a road of many flavours.

Contents

Route

For an overview of the route, see A1/Route Overview

For more detailed route descriptions, see the relevant sections:

London to Peterborough

A1 Aldersgate Street

Peterborough to Scotch Corner

Construction of the A1(M)/M62 junction

Scotch Corner to Edinburgh

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For an earlier route description of the whole road, see A1/Roaders Digest Entry

History

Defunct Sections

Notable locations

Junctions

For a fuller list of junctions, see A1/Named Junctions

Bignells Corner

Scotch Corner

Destinations

Major Destinations

London, Peterborough, Doncaster, Newcastle, Edinburgh

Other Primary Destinations

Central London, The City, Holloway, Stevenage, Huntingdon, Stamford, Grantham, Newark, Pontefract, Wetherby, Scotch Corner, Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Morpeth, Alnwick, Berwick

Non Primary Destinations

Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, Letchworth, Baldock, St Neots, Boroughbridge, Chester-le-Street, Washington

Former Destinations

Barnet, Potters Bar, Northallerton, Tyne Tunnel, Tynemouth

Services

South Mimms

Markham Moor

Ferrybridge

Links

CBRD

Pathetic Motorways

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Route segments: London - South Mimms  • South Mimms - Baldock  • Baldock - Alconbury  • Alconbury - Peterborough

Peterborough - Blyth  • Doncaster Bypass  • Doncaster - Darrington  • Darrington - Leeming  • Leeming - Barton
Barton - Birtley  • Birtley - Morpeth  • Morpeth - Dunbar  • Dunbar - Edinburgh  • Edinburgh
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Historical Articles: 1924 A1 Renumbering  • Early Improvments  • Motorway History  • former route via Tyne Tunnel  • Newcastle Central Motorway East
Crossings:
Junctions: see A1/Named Junctions
Service Areas: South Mimms  • Baldock  • Black Cat  • Brampton Hut  • Peterborough  • Wansford  • New Fox  • Colsterworth  • Grantham North  • Newark  • Markham Moor  • Blyth  • Sprotborough  • Doncaster
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DefunctA1(M) Newcastle CME • A2(M) Medway Towns Bypass • A4(M) • A5(M) • A8(M) Renfrew bypass • A14 • A18(M) • A20(M) • A36(M)
A40(M): (Westway • Denham -Stokenchurch) • A41(M) • A42 • A46(M) • A48(M): (Port Talbot bypass • Morriston bypass) • A62(M) • A88 • A99
UnbuiltA2(M) Rochester Way Relief Road • A6(M): (Western route • Eastern route) • A34(M) • A48(M) Llantrisant Radial • A59(M) • A61(M)