Beautiful Britain – Entrancing Views Along The A68

Beautiful Britain – Entrancing Views Along The A68

I am currently living deep in Northumberland and lately have had the need to take the drive up to Edinburgh and back on a few occasions. A couple of hours drive but I must say one of the nicest couple of hours drive you can come across. No motorways, no busy dual carriageways. Just you, the car, the A68 and miles and miles of beautiful scenery. Head off through the gorgeous hills of Northumberland for a start, up to the border with Scotland for a wonderful view from up the top then just head off through the borders with ever changing perfect countryside ahead, to the side and behind.

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Field Of Yellow Near Patthead

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Looking Over The Scottish Borders From England

Amidst the fields and hills en route you occasionally come to places with deep history, Jeburgh – home of Mary Queen of Scots, Patthead and St Boswells to name just a few. The brown signs leading to tourist spots like castles, forests, ancient homes are scattered often along the way. Many of these I will be investigating further and seperately real soon.

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Scott’s View Overlooking The River Tweed

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In what I do I have seen many miles of countryside all over Britain and the world. To watch a sunset anywhere in a calming peace is a time to savour. The border between Scotland and England high up at Carter Bar is one of those perfect spots. The A68 here is not busy. The borderland of Scotland lays before you as the sun dips over the land. The sky turns orange and the miles of hill land below turns dark. A spectacle you can watch without leaving you car.

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Catcleugh Reservoir, Northumberland

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17 Responses to "Beautiful Britain – Entrancing Views Along The A68"

  1. Barbara  June 8, 2012 at 14:08

    Truly beautiful – thank you for these!

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  2. Jeremy Branham  May 13, 2012 at 01:16

    And this is why I want to visit. Sure, there are some great cities like London and Edinburgh but it’s the English countryside with its serene countryside that make me want to explore. This is the side of Britain that I want to see. I love how the signs for England and Scotland are on a rock. In this area, they seem appropriate – so much better than a sign.

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  3. David  May 12, 2012 at 23:52

    Beautiful images of a route not many people will be familiar with.

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  4. Matthew  May 12, 2012 at 11:15

    Nice places of photo, i love to travel with natures it will help us to relax.

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  5. mariader  May 12, 2012 at 10:52

    How beautiful!These photos passed me a feeling of tranquility and remoteness I always love to find on my holidays .Only the weather can spoil things.

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