Where is Altham?

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 on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Altham
Location of Altham within the UK

Which county is Altham in?

Altham is in the ceremonial county of Lancashire, the historic county of Lancashire, and the administrative county of Lancashire.

Ceremonial CountyLancashire
Historic CountyLancashire
Administrative CountyLancashire

Where is Altham in Lancashire?

Altham is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Lancashire, and towards the easternmost extremity of Lancashire.

Location of Altham within Lancashire

What is the postcode for Altham?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Altham is BB5 5UR.

Where is Altham in BB5?

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.

Location of Altham within BB5

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What is the post town for Altham?

The post town for Altham is Accrington. Altham is in the BB5 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Accrington.

What is the latitude and longitude of Altham?

The centre of Altham is located at position 53.7896° latitude and -2.34732° longitude.

Latitude53.7896°
Longitude-2.34732°

What is the easting and northing of Altham?

The centre of Altham is located at the grid reference easting 377216 and northing 432643 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting377216
Northing432643

What are the nearest towns to Altham?

Position of Altham relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Altham to the centre of the town.

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Altham is 2 miles south-west of Padiham
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Altham is 2 miles north-east of Clayton-le-Moors
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Altham is 2 miles east of Great Harwood
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Altham is 3 miles north of Accrington
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Altham is 3 miles north-east of Church
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Altham is 3 miles north-east of Rishton
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Altham is 4 miles north-east of Oswaldtwistle
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Altham is 4 miles west of Burnley
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Altham is 5 miles south-west of Brierfield
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Altham is 6 miles north of Haslingden

What are the nearest cities to Altham?

Position of Altham relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Altham to the centre of the city.

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Altham is 15 miles east of Preston
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Altham is 21 miles north of Salford
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Altham is 22 miles north of Manchester
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Altham is 24 miles west of Bradford
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Altham is 26 miles south-east of Lancaster
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Altham is 33 miles west of Leeds
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Altham is 36 miles west of Wakefield
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Altham is 37 miles north-east of Liverpool
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Altham is 41 miles south-west of Ripon
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Altham is 46 miles north-west of Sheffield