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Getting Here: Road Travel

The UK road system gives easy access to Scotland with two main driving routes to from the south via the east of England on the A1, or via the west using the M6, A74(M) and M74.

The A1, which passes by Peterborough, Doncaster, Newcastle and Berwick-upon-Tweed, gives you the option of branching off onto the A68, which takes the hilly but scenic route over the border at Carter Bar and adds an hour or so to the journey time.

The M6 route, which goes around Birmingham, between Manchester and Liverpool and on to Carlisle, offers at least dual-carriageway driving the whole way. Either way, it takes around 8 hours to get from London or Cardiff to Edinburgh or Glasgow, barring roadwork delays; 2 hours less from Birmingham.