Where is Dumfries?

Dumfries is located in the county of Dumfries, Scotland, eight miles south-west of the town of Lochmaben, 30 miles north-west of the major city of Carlisle, 63 miles south of Edinburgh, 249 miles north of Cardiff, and 285 miles north-west of London. Dumfries lies three miles east of the The Stewartry of Kirkcudbright border, and was historically in the county of Dumfriesshire. Dumfries falls within the unitary authority of Dumfries and Galloway. It is in the DG1 postcode district. The post town for Dumfries is Dumfries.

Dumfries on a map

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

Which county is Dumfries in?

Dumfries 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 Dumfries in Dumfries?

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

Location of Dumfries within Dumfries

What is the postcode for Dumfries?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Dumfries is DG1 1BA.

Where is Dumfries in DG1?

Dumfries is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the DG1 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the DG1 postcode district.

Location of Dumfries within DG1

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What is the post town for Dumfries?

The post town for Dumfries is Dumfries. Dumfries is in the DG1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Dumfries.

What is the latitude and longitude of Dumfries?

The centre of Dumfries is located at position 55.06976° latitude and -3.60926° longitude.

Latitude55.06976°
Longitude-3.60926°

What is the easting and northing of Dumfries?

The centre of Dumfries is located at the grid reference easting 297336 and northing 576217 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting297336
Northing576217

What are the nearest towns to Dumfries?

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

8m
Dumfries is 8 miles south-west of Lochmaben
11m
Dumfries is 11 miles west of Lockerbie
13m
Dumfries is 13 miles north-east of Dalbeattie
15m
Dumfries is 15 miles north-west of Annan
16m
Dumfries is 16 miles north-east of Castle Douglas
16m
Dumfries is 16 miles north-west of Silloth
19m
Dumfries is 19 miles south of Moffat
21m
Dumfries is 21 miles east of New Galloway
24m
Dumfries is 24 miles north-east of Kirkcudbright
24m
Dumfries is 24 miles north-west of Aspatria

What are the nearest cities to Dumfries?

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

30m
Dumfries is 30 miles north-west of Carlisle
60m
Dumfries is 60 miles south-east of Glasgow
63m
Dumfries is 63 miles south of Edinburgh
73m
Dumfries is 73 miles south of Stirling
78m
Dumfries is 78 miles north-west of Lancaster
80m
Dumfries is 80 miles west of Newcastle upon Tyne
83m
Dumfries is 83 miles west of Durham
89m
Dumfries is 89 miles west of Sunderland
92m
Dumfries is 92 miles south of Perth
98m
Dumfries is 98 miles north of Preston