A856

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A856
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From: Borve (NG442480)
To: Uig (NG384635)
Length: 12.1 miles (19.5 km)
Met (1961) A850, B8036, A855, Pier
Now part of: A87
Traditional Counties

Inverness-shire

Route outline (key)
A856 Borve - Uig
the former A856 (now A87) near Uig

The A856 is the former number for what is now part of the extended A87 route on the Isle of Skye. The road ran from Borve, to the west of Portree, northwards to Uig from where ferries sail to Harris and North Uist in the Western Isles. The road was renumbered in 1995 when the Skye Bridge was opened and the A87 extended across the island.

As this road was renumbered relatively recently, the route was somewhat different in 1995 to that first classified back in 1922. Widened throughout and realigned in places, the road is now a fast S2 route, designed to cope with the ferry traffic where much of it was single track until the 1950s or 60s.



A856
JunctionsUig
PlacesUig
Related Pictures
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A856map.pngA87 Portree to Uig road - Geograph - 1649119.jpg
Other nearby roads
SkyeA850 • A851 • A852 • A853 • A854 • A855 • A863 • A864 • A87 • A881 • B8009 • B8036 • B8083 • B883 • B883 (Sligachan - Dunvegan) • B884 • B885 • B886 • B887 (Skye) • C1224 (Highland) • C1225 (Highland) • C1226 (Highland) • C1227 (Highland) • C1228 (Highland) • C1229 (Highland) • C1230 (Highland) • C1231 (Highland) • C1233 (Highland) • C1234 (Highland) • C1236 (Highland) • C1237 (Highland) • C1238 (Highland) • C1239 (Highland) • C1240 (Highland) • C1241 (Highland) • C1242 (Highland) • C1243 (Highland) • C1244 (Highland) • C1245 (Highland) • C1246 (Highland) • Isle of Raasay
UigA855 • A87 • C1225 (Highland)
A800-A899
A800 • A801 • A802 • A803 • A804 • A805 • A806 • A807 • A808 • A809 • A810 • A811 • A812 • A813 • A814 • A815 • A816 • A817 • A818 • A819

A820 • A821 • A822 • A823 • A824 • A825 • A826 • A827 • A828 • A829 • A830 • A831 • A832 • A833 • A834 • A835 • A836 • A837 • A838 • A839
A840 • A841 • A842 • A843 • A844 • A845 • A846 • A847 • A848 • A849 • A850 • A851 • A852 • A853 • A854 • A855 • A856 • A857 • A858 • A859
A860 • A861 • A862 • A863 • A864 • A865 • A866 • A867 • A868 • A869 • A870 • A871 • A872 • A873 • A874 • A875 • A876 • A877 • A878 • A879
A880 • A881 • A882 • A883 • A884 • A885 • A886 • A887 • A888 • A889 • A890 • A891 • A892 • A893 • A894 • A895 • A896 • A897 • A898 • A899

Defunct Itineraries and Motorways: A804 • A806 • A817 • A818 • A823(M) • A825 • A833 • A859 • A862 • A872 • A876 • A882 • A896