Where is Broughton?

Broughton is located in the county of Orkney, Scotland, 23 miles north of the town of Kirkwall, 153 miles north of the major city of Aberdeen, 233 miles north of Edinburgh, 542 miles north of Cardiff, and 551 miles north of London. Broughton falls within the unitary authority of Orkney Islands. It is in the KW17 postcode district. The post town for Broughton is Orkney.

Broughton on a map

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

Which county is Broughton in?

Broughton 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 Broughton in Orkney?

Broughton is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Orkney, and towards the easternmost extremity of Orkney.

Location of Broughton within Orkney

What is the postcode for Broughton?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Broughton is KW17 2DA.

Where is Broughton in KW17?

Broughton is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the KW17 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the KW17 postcode district.

Location of Broughton within KW17

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What is the post town for Broughton?

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

What is the latitude and longitude of Broughton?

The centre of Broughton is located at position 59.3156° latitude and -2.98029° longitude.

Latitude59.3156°
Longitude-2.98029°

What is the easting and northing of Broughton?

The centre of Broughton is located at the grid reference easting 344296 and northing 1048098 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting344296
Northing1048098

What are the nearest towns to Broughton?

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

23m
Broughton is 23 miles north of Kirkwall
27m
Broughton is 27 miles north-east of Stromness
53m
Broughton is 53 miles north of Thurso
61m
Broughton is 61 miles north of Wick
86m
Broughton is 86 miles south-west of Lerwick
106m
Broughton is 106 miles north of Dornoch
111m
Broughton is 111 miles north of Lossiemouth
111m
Broughton is 111 miles north of Tain
112m
Broughton is 112 miles north of Findochty
113m
Broughton is 113 miles north of Cullen

What are the nearest cities to Broughton?

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

135m
Broughton is 135 miles north of Inverness
153m
Broughton is 153 miles north of Aberdeen
198m
Broughton is 198 miles north of Dundee
203m
Broughton is 203 miles north of Perth
224m
Broughton is 224 miles north of Stirling
233m
Broughton is 233 miles north of Edinburgh
243m
Broughton is 243 miles north of Glasgow
304m
Broughton is 304 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne
306m
Broughton is 306 miles north of Carlisle
311m
Broughton is 311 miles north of Sunderland

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