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Where is Kirkwall?

Kirkwall is located in the county of Orkney, Scotland, 12 miles east of the town of Stromness, 131 miles north of the major city of Aberdeen, 210 miles north of Edinburgh, 519 miles north of Cardiff, and 528 miles north of London. Kirkwall falls within the unitary authority of Orkney Islands. It is in the KW15 postcode district. The post town for Kirkwall is Kirkwall.

Kirkwall on a map

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

Which county is Kirkwall in?

Kirkwall 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 Kirkwall in Orkney?

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

Map showing location of Kirkwall within Orkney
Location of Kirkwall within Orkney

What is the postcode for Kirkwall?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Kirkwall is KW15 1DG.

Where is Kirkwall in KW15?

Kirkwall is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the KW15 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the KW15 postcode district.

Map showing location of Kirkwall within KW15
Location of Kirkwall within KW15

What is the post town for Kirkwall?

The post town for Kirkwall is Kirkwall. Kirkwall is in the KW15 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Kirkwall.

What is the latitude and longitude of Kirkwall?

The centre of Kirkwall is located at position 58.98111° latitude and -2.96106° longitude.

Latitude58.98111°
Longitude-2.96106°

What is the easting and northing of Kirkwall?

The centre of Kirkwall is located at the grid reference easting 344854 and northing 1010837 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting344854
Northing1010837

What are the nearest towns to Kirkwall?

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

east
12m
Kirkwall is 12 miles east of Stromness
north-east
33m
Kirkwall is 33 miles north-east of Thurso
north
38m
Kirkwall is 38 miles north of Wick
north-east
85m
Kirkwall is 85 miles north-east of Dornoch
north
88m
Kirkwall is 88 miles north of Lossiemouth
north
89m
Kirkwall is 89 miles north of Findochty
north
89m
Kirkwall is 89 miles north of Cullen
north-east
90m
Kirkwall is 90 miles north-east of Tain
north
90m
Kirkwall is 90 miles north of Buckie
north
90m
Kirkwall is 90 miles north of Portsoy

What are the nearest cities to Kirkwall?

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

north-east
114m
Kirkwall is 114 miles north-east of Inverness
north
131m
Kirkwall is 131 miles north of Aberdeen
north
175m
Kirkwall is 175 miles north of Dundee
north
180m
Kirkwall is 180 miles north of Perth
north
202m
Kirkwall is 202 miles north of Stirling
north
210m
Kirkwall is 210 miles north of Edinburgh
north
221m
Kirkwall is 221 miles north of Glasgow
north
282m
Kirkwall is 282 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne
north
283m
Kirkwall is 283 miles north of Carlisle
north
288m
Kirkwall is 288 miles north of Sunderland

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