Altham is located in the county of Lancashire, North West England, two miles south-west of the town of Padiham, four miles west of the major town of Burnley, 153 miles south of Edinburgh, 163 miles north of Cardiff, and 183 miles north-west of London. Altham falls within the district council of Hyndburn, under the county council of Lancashire. It is in the BB5 postcode district. The post town for Altham is Accrington.
Altham is in the ceremonial county of Lancashire, the historic county of Lancashire, and the administrative county of Lancashire.
Altham is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Lancashire, and towards the easternmost extremity of Lancashire.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Altham is BB5 5UR.
Altham is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the BB5 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the BB5 postcode district.
The post town for Altham is Accrington. Altham is in the BB5 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Accrington.
The centre of Altham is located at position 53.7896° latitude and -2.34732° longitude.
The centre of Altham is located at the grid reference easting 377216 and northing 432643 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Altham relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Altham to the centre of the town.
Position of Altham relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Altham to the centre of the city.