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Jedburgh is the county town of Roxburghshire in the Scottish Borders. It is home to one of the famous Borders Abbeys, around which the town grew, becoming a market town and service centre for the surrounding villages. The town is also popular with tourists, being the first town to the north of the English Border at Carter Bar, and as well as the Abbey there is a castle and a Mary Queen of Scots Visitor Centre.
The main road through the town is the A68 which has come northwest from Newcastle and Carter Bar, continuing to Edinburgh. The route is therefore a popular alternative to the A1 and so can be very busy at times. To help alleviate traffic through the town, a relief road has been built, with a new bridge over the Jed Water at either end. Part of the route is across the site of mills which once sat on the river bank. The only other classified road in the town is the B6358, which heads west to the A698, thus providing the most direct route to Hawick.
The A698 actually meets the A68 a couple of miles to the north, with a short multiplex between Ancrum Bridge and Bonjedward. Having started in Hawick, the A698 continues north east to the coast at Berwick upon Tweed. A similar distance to the south of town, the B6357 forks off the A68 and heads south west, loosely following the border without ever crossing it, and eventually reaching Annan on the Solway Firth.
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