Where is Cairston?

Cairston is located in the county of Orkney, Scotland, one mile north-east of the town of Stromness, 133 miles north of the major city of Aberdeen, 209 miles north of Edinburgh, 518 miles north of Cardiff, and 530 miles north of London. Cairston falls within the unitary authority of Orkney Islands. It is in the KW16 postcode district. The post town for Cairston is Stromness.

Cairston on a map

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

Which county is Cairston in?

Cairston 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 Cairston in Orkney?

Cairston is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Orkney, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Orkney.

Location of Cairston within Orkney

What is the postcode for Cairston?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Cairston is KW16 3JU.

Where is Cairston in KW16?

Cairston is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the KW16 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the KW16 postcode district.

Location of Cairston within KW16

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What is the post town for Cairston?

The post town for Cairston is Stromness. Cairston is in the KW16 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Stromness.

What is the latitude and longitude of Cairston?

The centre of Cairston is located at position 58.97467° latitude and -3.27498° longitude.

Latitude58.97467°
Longitude-3.27498°

What is the easting and northing of Cairston?

The centre of Cairston is located at the grid reference easting 326796 and northing 1010422 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting326796
Northing1010422

What are the nearest towns to Cairston?

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

1m
Cairston is 1 mile north-east of Stromness
11m
Cairston is 11 miles west of Kirkwall
28m
Cairston is 28 miles north of Thurso
37m
Cairston is 37 miles north of Wick
80m
Cairston is 80 miles north of Dornoch
85m
Cairston is 85 miles north of Tain
87m
Cairston is 87 miles north of Lossiemouth
88m
Cairston is 88 miles north of Burghead
89m
Cairston is 89 miles north of Findochty
90m
Cairston is 90 miles north of Cullen

What are the nearest cities to Cairston?

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

109m
Cairston is 109 miles north of Inverness
133m
Cairston is 133 miles north of Aberdeen
174m
Cairston is 174 miles north of Dundee
179m
Cairston is 179 miles north of Perth
199m
Cairston is 199 miles north of Stirling
209m
Cairston is 209 miles north of Edinburgh
218m
Cairston is 218 miles north of Glasgow
283m
Cairston is 283 miles north of Carlisle
284m
Cairston is 284 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne
291m
Cairston is 291 miles north of Sunderland

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