GetTheData logo
  1. Forfar

Where is Forfar?

Forfar is located in the county of Angus, Scotland, five miles south-east of the town of Kirriemuir, 13 miles north of the major city of Dundee, 49 miles north of Edinburgh, 357 miles north of Cardiff, and 372 miles north of London. Forfar falls within the unitary authority of Angus. It is in the DD8 postcode district.

Forfar on a map

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

Which county is Forfar in?

Forfar is in the ceremonial county of Angus, the historic county of Angus, and the administrative county of Angus.

Ceremonial CountyAngus
Historic CountyAngus
Administrative CountyAngus

Where is Forfar in Angus?

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

Map showing location of Forfar within Angus
Location of Forfar within Angus

What is the postcode for Forfar?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Forfar is DD8 1BB.

Where is Forfar in DD8?

Forfar is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the DD8 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the DD8 postcode district.

Map showing location of Forfar within DD8
Location of Forfar within DD8

What is the latitude and longitude of Forfar?

The centre of Forfar is located at position 56.64407° latitude and -2.88897° longitude.

Latitude56.64407°
Longitude-2.88897°

What is the easting and northing of Forfar?

The centre of Forfar is located at the grid reference easting 345580 and northing 750604 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting345580
Northing750604

What are the nearest towns to Forfar?

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

south-east
5m
Forfar is 5 miles south-east of Kirriemuir
south-west
11m
Forfar is 11 miles south-west of Brechin
north
11m
Forfar is 11 miles north of Monifieth
north-west
12m
Forfar is 12 miles north-west of Carnoustie
north
12m
Forfar is 12 miles north of Broughty Ferry
north-west
13m
Forfar is 13 miles north-west of Arbroath
east
13m
Forfar is 13 miles east of Alyth
north
14m
Forfar is 14 miles north of Tayport
north
14m
Forfar is 14 miles north of Newport-on-Tay
north-east
16m
Forfar is 16 miles north-east of Coupar Angus

What are the nearest cities to Forfar?

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

north
13m
Forfar is 13 miles north of Dundee
north-east
27m
Forfar is 27 miles north-east of Perth
south-west
46m
Forfar is 46 miles south-west of Aberdeen
north
49m
Forfar is 49 miles north of Edinburgh
north-east
54m
Forfar is 54 miles north-east of Stirling
north-east
75m
Forfar is 75 miles north-east of Glasgow
south-east
77m
Forfar is 77 miles south-east of Inverness
north
121m
Forfar is 121 miles north of Carlisle
north-west
126m
Forfar is 126 miles north-west of Newcastle upon Tyne
north-west
134m
Forfar is 134 miles north-west of Sunderland

More Forfar data