A2 road (England)

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

A2 shield

A2
A2 road map.png
A2 heading west towards the M25/A282
Route information
Length71.95 mi (115.79 km)
Major junctions
North west endSouthwark
51°30′04″N 0°05′35″W / 51.5012°N 0.0931°W / 51.5012; -0.0931 (A2 road (western end))
  A3
A100
A201
A2208
A202
A20
A2209
A2210
A206
A2211
A102
A207
A2213
A205
A221
A220
A223
A2018
A282
M25
A296
A2260
A227
M2
A289
A228
A229
A230
A231
A289
A278
A249
A251
M2
A299
A2050
A28
A2050
A260
A256
A258
A20
South east endDover
51°07′35″N 1°19′38″E / 51.1263°N 1.3271°E / 51.1263; 1.3271 (A2 road (eastern end))
Location
Primary
destinations
Dartford, Rochester, Faversham, Canterbury
Road network

The A2 is an important road in South East England. It goes between London and Dover. In Dover, it connects to the port to France. The road follows tracks used by the Celts and the Romans over a thousand years ago. It once linked to the three main Roman ports: Rutupiae (now Richborough), Dubris (now Dover) and Portus Lemanis (in modern Lympne). It was given the name "A2" in the 1920s. Now, the road is about 72 miles (116 km) long.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. The Illustrated Road Book of England and Wales (1961). The Automobile Association: 32