Where is Blackburn?

Blackburn is located in the county of Lancashire, North West England, three miles south-west of the town of Rishton, 155 miles south of Edinburgh, 160 miles north of Cardiff, and 183 miles north-west of London. Blackburn lies seven miles north-west of the Greater Manchester border. Blackburn falls within the unitary authority of Blackburn with Darwen. It is in the BB1 postcode district. The post town for Blackburn is Blackburn.

Blackburn on a map

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

Which county is Blackburn in?

Blackburn is in the ceremonial county of Lancashire, the historic county of Lancashire, and the administrative county of Blackburn with Darwen.

Ceremonial CountyLancashire
Historic CountyLancashire
Administrative CountyBlackburn with Darwen

Where is Blackburn in Lancashire?

Blackburn is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Lancashire, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Lancashire.

Location of Blackburn within Lancashire

What is the postcode for Blackburn?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Blackburn is BB1 6AD.

Where is Blackburn in BB1?

Blackburn is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the BB1 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the BB1 postcode district.

Location of Blackburn within BB1

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What is the post town for Blackburn?

The post town for Blackburn is Blackburn. Blackburn is in the BB1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Blackburn.

What is the latitude and longitude of Blackburn?

The centre of Blackburn is located at position 53.75007° latitude and -2.48153° longitude.

Latitude53.75007°
Longitude-2.48153°

What is the easting and northing of Blackburn?

The centre of Blackburn is located at the grid reference easting 368344 and northing 428297 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting368344
Northing428297

What are the nearest towns to Blackburn?

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

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Blackburn is 3 miles south-west of Rishton
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Blackburn is 3 miles west of Oswaldtwistle
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Blackburn is 4 miles north of Darwen
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Blackburn is 4 miles south-west of Great Harwood
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Blackburn is 4 miles west of Church
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Blackburn is 4 miles south-west of Clayton-le-Moors
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Blackburn is 5 miles west of Accrington
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Blackburn is 7 miles north-west of Haslingden
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Blackburn is 8 miles east of Bamber Bridge
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Blackburn is 8 miles south-east of Longridge

What are the nearest cities to Blackburn?

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

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Blackburn is 9 miles east of Preston
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Blackburn is 20 miles north of Salford
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Blackburn is 21 miles north-west of Manchester
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Blackburn is 25 miles south-east of Lancaster
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Blackburn is 30 miles west of Bradford
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Blackburn is 31 miles north-east of Liverpool
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Blackburn is 38 miles west of Leeds
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Blackburn is 41 miles west of Wakefield
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Blackburn is 42 miles north-east of Chester
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Blackburn is 47 miles south-west of Ripon