Where is Burnhead?

Burnhead is located in the county of Dumfries, Scotland, ten miles south-east of the town of Sanquhar, 42 miles north-west of the major city of Carlisle, 55 miles south-west of Edinburgh, 261 miles north of Cardiff, and 299 miles north-west of London. Burnhead lies six miles south of the Lanarkshire border, and was historically in the county of Dumfriesshire. Burnhead falls within the unitary authority of Dumfries and Galloway. It is in the DG3 postcode district. The post town for Burnhead is Thornhill.

Burnhead on a map

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

Which county is Burnhead in?

Burnhead is in the ceremonial county of Dumfries, the historic county of Dumfriesshire, and the administrative county of Dumfries and Galloway.

Ceremonial CountyDumfries
Historic CountyDumfriesshire
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway

Where is Burnhead in Dumfries?

Burnhead is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Dumfries, and towards the westernmost extremity of Dumfries.

Location of Burnhead within Dumfries

What is the postcode for Burnhead?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Burnhead is DG3 4AD.

Where is Burnhead in DG3?

Burnhead is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the DG3 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the DG3 postcode district.

Location of Burnhead within DG3

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What is the post town for Burnhead?

The post town for Burnhead is Thornhill. Burnhead is in the DG3 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Thornhill.

What is the latitude and longitude of Burnhead?

The centre of Burnhead is located at position 55.24089° latitude and -3.79128° longitude.

Latitude55.24089°
Longitude-3.79128°

What is the easting and northing of Burnhead?

The centre of Burnhead is located at the grid reference easting 286203 and northing 595540 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting286203
Northing595540

What are the nearest towns to Burnhead?

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

10m
Burnhead is 10 miles south-east of Sanquhar
14m
Burnhead is 14 miles north-west of Dumfries
15m
Burnhead is 15 miles south-west of Moffat
16m
Burnhead is 16 miles north-west of Lochmaben
18m
Burnhead is 18 miles north-east of New Galloway
19m
Burnhead is 19 miles north-west of Lockerbie
21m
Burnhead is 21 miles north of Dalbeattie
21m
Burnhead is 21 miles north of Castle Douglas
24m
Burnhead is 24 miles south-east of Cumnock
27m
Burnhead is 27 miles north-west of Annan

What are the nearest cities to Burnhead?

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

42m
Burnhead is 42 miles north-west of Carlisle
46m
Burnhead is 46 miles south of Glasgow
55m
Burnhead is 55 miles south-west of Edinburgh
61m
Burnhead is 61 miles south of Stirling
81m
Burnhead is 81 miles south of Perth
88m
Burnhead is 88 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne
90m
Burnhead is 90 miles south of Dundee
91m
Burnhead is 91 miles north-west of Lancaster
93m
Burnhead is 93 miles west of Durham
98m
Burnhead is 98 miles west of Sunderland

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