Lying on the north bank of the River Tweed, the fortified
town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is a part of Northumberland in England. However, it is also a Royal Burgh of Scotland
changed hands at least thirteen times during the 12th to 16th centuries.
From Tweedmouth, just south of Berwick-upon-Tweed, the A698
heads roughly southwest following the River Tweed on the English side of the
border with Scotland. At Cornhill-on-Tweed the A697 then crosses the Tweed, on
the bridge dating from the 1760s, and
the border itself into Coldstream. The A697 then continues northwest to join the
A68 at Oxton.
The A698 continues its route southwest through Kelso before
joining the A68 just north of Jedburgh. Alternatively from Kelso the A699 heads
roughly west, crossing the A68 at St. Boswells, to join the A7 at
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