Brightlingsea is located in the county of Essex, Eastern England, four miles south-east of the town of Wivenhoe, eight miles south-east of the major town of Colchester, and 54 miles north-east of London. Brightlingsea falls within the district council of Tendring, under the county council of Essex. It is in the CO7 postcode district. The post town for Brightlingsea is Colchester.
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Brightlingsea is in the ceremonial county of Essex, the historic county of Essex, and the administrative county of Essex.
Brightlingsea is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Essex, and towards the easternmost extremity of Essex.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Brightlingsea is CO7 0HT.
Brightlingsea is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the CO7 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the CO7 postcode district.
The post town for Brightlingsea is Colchester. Brightlingsea is in the CO7 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Colchester.
The centre of Brightlingsea is located at position 51.81114° latitude and 1.02454° longitude.
The centre of Brightlingsea is located at the grid reference easting 608589 and northing 216827 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Brightlingsea relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Brightlingsea to the centre of the town.
Position of Brightlingsea relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Brightlingsea to the centre of the city.