1. Elgin

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.

Elgin on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Elgin
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.

Location of Elgin within Moray

What is the postcode for Elgin?

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

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.

Location of Elgin within IV30

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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.

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

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

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