Where is Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is located in the county of City of Edinburgh, Scotland, five miles north of the town of Loanhead, 36 miles south of the major city of Dundee, 309 miles north of Cardiff, and 331 miles north-west of London. Edinburgh lies three miles north of the Midlothian border, and was historically in the county of Edinburgh. Edinburgh falls within the unitary authority of City of Edinburgh. It is in the EH1 postcode district. The post town for Edinburgh is Edinburgh.

Edinburgh on a map

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

Which county is Edinburgh in?

Edinburgh is in the ceremonial county of City of Edinburgh, the historic county of Edinburgh, and the administrative county of City of Edinburgh.

Ceremonial CountyCity of Edinburgh
Historic CountyEdinburgh
Administrative CountyCity of Edinburgh

Where is Edinburgh in City of Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is situated towards the northernmost extremity of City of Edinburgh, and towards the easternmost extremity of City of Edinburgh.

Location of Edinburgh within City of Edinburgh

What is the postcode for Edinburgh?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Edinburgh is EH1 3YY.

Where is Edinburgh in EH1?

Edinburgh is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the EH1 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the EH1 postcode district.

Location of Edinburgh within EH1

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What is the post town for Edinburgh?

The post town for Edinburgh is Edinburgh. Edinburgh is in the EH1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Edinburgh.

What is the latitude and longitude of Edinburgh?

The centre of Edinburgh is located at position 55.95334° latitude and -3.1891° longitude.

Latitude55.95334°
Longitude-3.1891°

What is the easting and northing of Edinburgh?

The centre of Edinburgh is located at the grid reference easting 325847 and northing 674007 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting325847
Northing674007

What are the nearest towns to Edinburgh?

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

5m
Edinburgh is 5 miles north of Loanhead
5m
Edinburgh is 5 miles west of Musselburgh
6m
Edinburgh is 6 miles north-west of Dalkeith
6m
Edinburgh is 6 miles north-west of Bonnyrigg
8m
Edinburgh is 8 miles south of Burntisland
8m
Edinburgh is 8 miles west of Prestonpans
8m
Edinburgh is 8 miles south of Kinghorn
9m
Edinburgh is 9 miles north of Penicuik
9m
Edinburgh is 9 miles east of Queensferry
9m
Edinburgh is 9 miles west of Tranent

What are the nearest cities to Edinburgh?

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

31m
Edinburgh is 31 miles south-east of Stirling
32m
Edinburgh is 32 miles south of Perth
36m
Edinburgh is 36 miles south of Dundee
41m
Edinburgh is 41 miles east of Glasgow
74m
Edinburgh is 74 miles north of Carlisle
92m
Edinburgh is 92 miles north-west of Newcastle upon Tyne
93m
Edinburgh is 93 miles south-west of Aberdeen
102m
Edinburgh is 102 miles north-west of Sunderland
103m
Edinburgh is 103 miles north-west of Durham
113m
Edinburgh is 113 miles south of Inverness

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