Where is Hourston?

Hourston is located in the county of Orkney, Scotland, seven miles north-east of the town of Stromness, 139 miles north of the major city of Aberdeen, 215 miles north of Edinburgh, 524 miles north of Cardiff, and 536 miles north of London. Hourston falls within the unitary authority of Orkney Islands. It is in the KW17 postcode district. The post town for Hourston is Orkney.

Hourston on a map

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

Which county is Hourston in?

Hourston is in the ceremonial county of Orkney, the historic county of Orkney, and the administrative county of Orkney Islands.

Ceremonial CountyOrkney
Historic CountyOrkney
Administrative CountyOrkney Islands

Where is Hourston in Orkney?

Hourston is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Orkney, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Orkney.

Location of Hourston within Orkney

What is the postcode for Hourston?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Hourston is KW17 2JA.

Where is Hourston in KW17?

Hourston is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the KW17 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the KW17 postcode district.

Location of Hourston within KW17

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What is the post town for Hourston?

The post town for Hourston is Orkney. Hourston is in the KW17 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Orkney.

What is the latitude and longitude of Hourston?

The centre of Hourston is located at position 59.06144° latitude and -3.22199° longitude.

Latitude59.06144°
Longitude-3.22199°

What is the easting and northing of Hourston?

The centre of Hourston is located at the grid reference easting 330019 and northing 1020026 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting330019
Northing1020026

What are the nearest towns to Hourston?

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

7m
Hourston is 7 miles north-east of Stromness
11m
Hourston is 11 miles north-west of Kirkwall
34m
Hourston is 34 miles north of Thurso
43m
Hourston is 43 miles north of Wick
87m
Hourston is 87 miles north of Dornoch
92m
Hourston is 92 miles north of Tain
93m
Hourston is 93 miles north of Lossiemouth
95m
Hourston is 95 miles north of Burghead
95m
Hourston is 95 miles north of Findochty
96m
Hourston is 96 miles north of Cullen

What are the nearest cities to Hourston?

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

115m
Hourston is 115 miles north of Inverness
139m
Hourston is 139 miles north of Aberdeen
180m
Hourston is 180 miles north of Dundee
185m
Hourston is 185 miles north of Perth
206m
Hourston is 206 miles north of Stirling
215m
Hourston is 215 miles north of Edinburgh
224m
Hourston is 224 miles north of Glasgow
289m
Hourston is 289 miles north of Carlisle
289m
Hourston is 289 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne
296m
Hourston is 296 miles north of Sunderland

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