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Scotch Corner - a familiar waypoint for travellers

In many ways, Scotch Corner is at the very heart of the country. A junction and convenient service station located at the convergence of the A1(M) and the A66, connects the north to the south, and the east to the west. It serves as a waypoint for travellers heading north to Newcastle, Glasgow or Edinburgh, or south to London, the Midlands or Yorkshire.

Get your kicks on the A66

If you're heading west, towards Cumbria (or on to Gretna, Glasgow, or the Highlands), then the A66 is an enjoyably scenic change to the drab A1 you'll have just left. The views across the Pennines are stunning, and passengers will enjoy keeping an eye out for some unusual wildlife - including camels and llamas at the Llama Karma Cafe Near Penrith.

Hit the Toon

If continuing north on the A1, then your next destination of note is Newcastle. The Angel of the North makes for a dramatic and memorable welcome to the area, while the city itself has much to offer - including The Discovery Museum, The Great North Museum and the Castle.

Looking for accommodation Near Scotch Corner? Travelodge A1 Scotch Corner Southbound Hotel couldn't be more convenient whatever your direction of travel.