Where is Cairns?

Cairns is located in the county of Lanarkshire, Scotland, three miles west of the town of Uddingston, five miles south-east of the major city of Glasgow, 38 miles west of Edinburgh, 302 miles north of Cardiff, and 340 miles north-west of London. Cairns lies roughly one mile south-east of the City of Glasgow border. Cairns falls within the unitary authority of South Lanarkshire. It is in the G72 postcode district. The post town for Cairns is Glasgow.

Cairns on a map

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

Which county is Cairns in?

Cairns is in the ceremonial county of Lanarkshire, the historic county of Lanarkshire, and the administrative county of South Lanarkshire.

Ceremonial CountyLanarkshire
Historic CountyLanarkshire
Administrative CountySouth Lanarkshire

Where is Cairns in Lanarkshire?

Cairns is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Lanarkshire, and towards the westernmost extremity of Lanarkshire.

Location of Cairns within Lanarkshire

What is the postcode for Cairns?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Cairns is G72 8RW.

Where is Cairns in G72?

Cairns is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the G72 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the G72 postcode district.

Location of Cairns within G72

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What is the post town for Cairns?

The post town for Cairns is Glasgow. Cairns is in the G72 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Glasgow.

What is the latitude and longitude of Cairns?

The centre of Cairns is located at position 55.81158° latitude and -4.14636° longitude.

Latitude55.81158°
Longitude-4.14636°

What is the easting and northing of Cairns?

The centre of Cairns is located at the grid reference easting 265592 and northing 659675 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting265592
Northing659675

What are the nearest towns to Cairns?

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

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Cairns is 3 miles west of Uddingston
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Cairns is 3 miles south-east of Rutherglen
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Cairns is 4 miles north of East Kilbride
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Cairns is 5 miles west of Bellshill
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Cairns is 5 miles north-west of Hamilton
6m
Cairns is 6 miles south-west of Coatbridge
6m
Cairns is 6 miles west of Motherwell
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Cairns is 7 miles south-east of Bishopbriggs
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Cairns is 7 miles south-west of Airdrie
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Cairns is 9 miles north-west of Larkhall

What are the nearest cities to Cairns?

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

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Cairns is 5 miles south-east of Glasgow
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Cairns is 23 miles south-west of Stirling
38m
Cairns is 38 miles west of Edinburgh
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Cairns is 49 miles south-west of Perth
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Cairns is 64 miles south-west of Dundee
80m
Cairns is 80 miles north-west of Carlisle
115m
Cairns is 115 miles north-west of Newcastle upon Tyne
115m
Cairns is 115 miles south of Inverness
121m
Cairns is 121 miles south-west of Aberdeen
124m
Cairns is 124 miles north-west of Durham

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