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Where is Elgin?

Elgin is located in the county of Moray, Scotland, five miles south of the town of Lossiemouth, 57 miles north-west of the major city of Aberdeen, 117 miles north of Edinburgh, 427 miles north of Cardiff, and 443 miles north of London. Elgin was historically in the county of Nairn. Elgin falls within the unitary authority of Moray. It is in the IV30 postcode district. The post town for Elgin is Elgin.

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Map showing extent of Elgin as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Elgin
Map showing location of Elgin within the UK
Location of Elgin within the UK

Which county is Elgin in?

Elgin is in the ceremonial county of Moray, the historic county of Nairn, and the administrative county of Moray.

Ceremonial CountyMoray
Historic CountyNairn
Administrative CountyMoray

Where is Elgin in Moray?

Elgin is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Moray, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Moray.

Map showing location of Elgin within Moray
Location of Elgin within Moray

What is the postcode for Elgin?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Elgin is IV30 1GU.

Where is Elgin in IV30?

Elgin is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the IV30 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the IV30 postcode district.

Map showing location of Elgin within IV30
Location of Elgin within IV30

What is the post town for Elgin?

The post town for Elgin is Elgin. Elgin is in the IV30 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Elgin.

What is the latitude and longitude of Elgin?

The centre of Elgin is located at position 57.65022° latitude and -3.31498° longitude.

Latitude57.65022°
Longitude-3.31498°

What is the easting and northing of Elgin?

The centre of Elgin is located at the grid reference easting 321616 and northing 863017 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting321616
Northing863017

What are the nearest towns to Elgin?

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

south
5m
Elgin is 5 miles south of Lossiemouth
south-east
7m
Elgin is 7 miles south-east of Burghead
north-west
9m
Elgin is 9 miles north-west of Rothes
east
11m
Elgin is 11 miles east of Forres
north
13m
Elgin is 13 miles north of Charlestown of Aberlour
west
13m
Elgin is 13 miles west of Buckie
north-west
15m
Elgin is 15 miles north-west of Keith
west
16m
Elgin is 16 miles west of Findochty
north-west
16m
Elgin is 16 miles north-west of Dufftown
west
19m
Elgin is 19 miles west of Cullen

What are the nearest cities to Elgin?

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

east
36m
Elgin is 36 miles east of Inverness
north-west
57m
Elgin is 57 miles north-west of Aberdeen
north
83m
Elgin is 83 miles north of Dundee
north
87m
Elgin is 87 miles north of Perth
north
109m
Elgin is 109 miles north of Stirling
north
117m
Elgin is 117 miles north of Edinburgh
north
128m
Elgin is 128 miles north of Glasgow
north
191m
Elgin is 191 miles north of Carlisle
north
196m
Elgin is 196 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne
north
204m
Elgin is 204 miles north of Sunderland

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