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|Places related to the A199|
The small town of Dunbar lies on the coast in East Lothian, and grew up as a fishing port, although it has diversified since and is now home to a number of Golf Courses, a holiday park and other tourist attractions. The historic town centre is lined with shops housed in fine buildings, whilst the harbour overshadowed by the ruinous castle is now a haven for yachts. To the south east of the town, a large cement works lies along the coast, with the Torness Nuclear Power Station just beyond.
The main road past Dunbar is the A1, although it has never passed through the town, that job being taken by the A1087. The A1 has been upgraded to a dual carriageway, with the town growing out to meet the bypass. Mostly it follows its original course, the exception being to the east of Dunbar, where the cement works has expanded across the railway. This saw the A1 moved to the south, with the A1087 extended slightly along the former A1 route to a new roundabout junction. West of the town, the A1 remains south of the railway, and so the A199 follows the former A1 route, to terminate at Thistly Cross Roundabout. This is also now the end of the B6370, a route which previously extended into the town.
Further west again, the A198 starts on the A199 and heads north to North Berwick. All three routes, the A198, A199 and A1 then head west , eventually rejoining on the eastern fringe of Edinburgh, the A198 having taken the scenic coastal route, whilst the A199 follows the A1 as the local access route through the towns and villages, with the A1 being a special road, in part at least, with near motorway restrictions in place.
|North Berwick||accessed via A1087 and A199|
|East Linton, Haddington||accessed via A1087|
|Image||Name||Classified Road(s)||Grid Reference||More Info||Map|
|Beltonford Roundabout||A199 / A1087||NT643776|
|Kirklandhill Junction||A198 / A199||NT615774|
|Thistly Cross Roundabout||A1 / A1 / A199 / B6370||NT649774|