Where is Falkirk?

Falkirk is located in the county of Stirling and Falkirk, Scotland, three miles south-west of the town of Grangemouth, 20 miles north-east of the major city of Glasgow, 23 miles west of Edinburgh, 313 miles north of Cardiff, and 344 miles north-west of London. Falkirk lies four miles east of the Dunbartonshire border, and was historically in the county of Stirlingshire. Falkirk falls within the unitary authority of Falkirk. It is in the FK1 postcode district. The post town for Falkirk is Falkirk.

Falkirk on a map

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

Which county is Falkirk in?

Falkirk is in the ceremonial county of Stirling and Falkirk, the historic county of Stirlingshire, and the administrative county of Falkirk.

Ceremonial CountyStirling and Falkirk
Historic CountyStirlingshire
Administrative CountyFalkirk

Where is Falkirk in Stirling and Falkirk?

Falkirk is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Stirling and Falkirk, and towards the easternmost extremity of Stirling and Falkirk.

Location of Falkirk within Stirling and Falkirk

What is the postcode for Falkirk?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Falkirk is FK1 1HB.

Where is Falkirk in FK1?

Falkirk is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the FK1 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the FK1 postcode district.

Location of Falkirk within FK1

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What is the post town for Falkirk?

The post town for Falkirk is Falkirk. Falkirk is in the FK1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Falkirk.

What is the latitude and longitude of Falkirk?

The centre of Falkirk is located at position 55.99933° latitude and -3.78481° longitude.

Latitude55.99933°
Longitude-3.78481°

What is the easting and northing of Falkirk?

The centre of Falkirk is located at the grid reference easting 288785 and northing 679924 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting288785
Northing679924

What are the nearest towns to Falkirk?

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

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Falkirk is 3 miles south-west of Grangemouth
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Falkirk is 5 miles east of Denny
7m
Falkirk is 7 miles west of Bo'ness
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Falkirk is 7 miles south-west of Culross
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Falkirk is 7 miles west of Linlithgow
8m
Falkirk is 8 miles south of Clackmannan
8m
Falkirk is 8 miles north-west of Armadale
8m
Falkirk is 8 miles south of Alloa
9m
Falkirk is 9 miles north-west of Bathgate
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Falkirk is 9 miles north-east of Cumbernauld

What are the nearest cities to Falkirk?

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

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Falkirk is 10 miles south-east of Stirling
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Falkirk is 20 miles north-east of Glasgow
23m
Falkirk is 23 miles west of Edinburgh
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Falkirk is 30 miles south-west of Perth
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Falkirk is 45 miles south-west of Dundee
84m
Falkirk is 84 miles north-west of Carlisle
102m
Falkirk is 102 miles south-west of Aberdeen
104m
Falkirk is 104 miles south of Inverness
111m
Falkirk is 111 miles north-west of Newcastle upon Tyne
121m
Falkirk is 121 miles north-west of Durham

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