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Great Western Road

November 21, 2010 2 comments

Known as the longest road in Glasgow Great Western Road (A82), begins in the St. Georges Cross area of central Glasgow at junctions with the M8 and the A804 and ends at the main roundabout in the Old Kilpatrick area in Dumbarton were it is renamed Dumbarton Road then Stirling Road.

As the road makes it’s way north west through the city it passes a number of the city’s finest terraces, including Alexander “Greek” Thomson’s Great Western Terrace, and Devonshire Gardens. The road runs through Kelvinside, Anniesland, Blairdardie.

The Great Western Road is around 10.7 mile long and has also been nicknamed ” The Boulevard “, all though the Great Western Road is renamed at Old Kilpatrick the A82 continues its route through Scotland.

It is the principal route from Lowland Scotland to the western Scottish Highlands, running from Glasgow to Inverness, going by Loch Lomond, Glen Coe and Fort William. It is the second longest primary A-road in Scotland after the A9, which is the other principal route to Inverness from the south of Scotland. It continues north and passes the western fringes of Rannoch Moor and through the spectacular Glen Coe. The road then crosses Loch Leven and runs along the side Loch Linnhe to Fort William. From Fort William it follows the line of the Great Glen (through which the Caledonian Canal also runs) northeast through Fort Augustus and up the western shore of Loch Ness before ending at junctions with the A9 in Inverness, a total of 167 mile.

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