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Where is Hoy?

Hoy is located in the county of Orkney, Scotland, four miles south of the town of Stromness, 130 miles north of the major city of Aberdeen, 205 miles north of Edinburgh, 514 miles north of Cardiff, and 527 miles north of London. Hoy falls within the unitary authority of Orkney Islands. It is in the KW16 postcode district. The post town for Hoy is Stromness.

Hoy on a map

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

Which county is Hoy in?

Hoy 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 Hoy in Orkney?

Hoy is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Orkney, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Orkney.

Map showing location of Hoy within Orkney
Location of Hoy within Orkney

What is the postcode for Hoy?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Hoy is KW16 3NJ.

Where is Hoy in KW16?

Hoy is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the KW16 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the KW16 postcode district.

Map showing location of Hoy within KW16
Location of Hoy within KW16

What is the post town for Hoy?

The post town for Hoy is Stromness. Hoy is in the KW16 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Stromness.

What is the latitude and longitude of Hoy?

The centre of Hoy is located at position 58.91439° latitude and -3.33336° longitude.

Latitude58.91439°
Longitude-3.33336°

What is the easting and northing of Hoy?

The centre of Hoy is located at the grid reference easting 323306 and northing 1003776 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting323306
Northing1003776

What are the nearest towns to Hoy?

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

south
4m
Hoy is 4 miles south of Stromness
west
14m
Hoy is 14 miles west of Kirkwall
north
23m
Hoy is 23 miles north of Thurso
north
34m
Hoy is 34 miles north of Wick
north
76m
Hoy is 76 miles north of Dornoch
north
81m
Hoy is 81 miles north of Tain
north
83m
Hoy is 83 miles north of Lossiemouth
north
84m
Hoy is 84 miles north of Burghead
north
86m
Hoy is 86 miles north of Findochty
north
87m
Hoy is 87 miles north of Cullen

What are the nearest cities to Hoy?

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

north
104m
Hoy is 104 miles north of Inverness
north
130m
Hoy is 130 miles north of Aberdeen
north
170m
Hoy is 170 miles north of Dundee
north
174m
Hoy is 174 miles north of Perth
north
195m
Hoy is 195 miles north of Stirling
north
205m
Hoy is 205 miles north of Edinburgh
north
214m
Hoy is 214 miles north of Glasgow
north
279m
Hoy is 279 miles north of Carlisle
north
280m
Hoy is 280 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne
north
287m
Hoy is 287 miles north of Sunderland