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Where is Balfour?

Balfour is located in the county of Orkney, Scotland, four miles north-east of the town of Kirkwall, 134 miles north of the major city of Aberdeen, 213 miles north of Edinburgh, 522 miles north of Cardiff, and 531 miles north of London. Balfour falls within the unitary authority of Orkney Islands. It is in the KW17 postcode district. The post town for Balfour is Orkney.

Balfour on a map

Map showing extent of Balfour as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Balfour
Map showing location of Balfour within the UK
Location of Balfour within the UK

Which county is Balfour in?

Balfour is in the ceremonial county of Orkney, the historic county of Orkney, and the administrative county of Orkney Islands.

Ceremonial CountyOrkney
Historic CountyOrkney
Administrative CountyOrkney Islands

Where is Balfour in Orkney?

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

Map showing location of Balfour within Orkney
Location of Balfour within Orkney

What is the postcode for Balfour?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Balfour is KW17 2DX.

Where is Balfour in KW17?

Balfour is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the KW17 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the KW17 postcode district.

Map showing location of Balfour within KW17
Location of Balfour within KW17

What is the post town for Balfour?

The post town for Balfour is Orkney. Balfour is in the KW17 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Orkney.

What is the latitude and longitude of Balfour?

The centre of Balfour is located at position 59.03344° latitude and -2.90903° longitude.

Latitude59.03344°
Longitude-2.90903°

What is the easting and northing of Balfour?

The centre of Balfour is located at the grid reference easting 347924 and northing 1016622 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting347924
Northing1016622

What are the nearest towns to Balfour?

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

north-east
4m
Balfour is 4 miles north-east of Kirkwall
east
15m
Balfour is 15 miles east of Stromness
north-east
37m
Balfour is 37 miles north-east of Thurso
north
41m
Balfour is 41 miles north of Wick
north-east
90m
Balfour is 90 miles north-east of Dornoch
north
92m
Balfour is 92 miles north of Lossiemouth
north
92m
Balfour is 92 miles north of Findochty
north
93m
Balfour is 93 miles north of Cullen
north
94m
Balfour is 94 miles north of Portsoy
north
94m
Balfour is 94 miles north of Buckie

What are the nearest cities to Balfour?

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

north-east
118m
Balfour is 118 miles north-east of Inverness
north
134m
Balfour is 134 miles north of Aberdeen
north
178m
Balfour is 178 miles north of Dundee
north
184m
Balfour is 184 miles north of Perth
north
205m
Balfour is 205 miles north of Stirling
north
213m
Balfour is 213 miles north of Edinburgh
north
225m
Balfour is 225 miles north of Glasgow
north
285m
Balfour is 285 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne
north
286m
Balfour is 286 miles north of Carlisle
north
292m
Balfour is 292 miles north of Sunderland