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Where is Lancaster?

Lancaster is located in the county of Lancashire, North West England, three miles south-east of the town of Morecambe, 19 miles north-east of the major town of Blackpool, 133 miles south of Edinburgh, 178 miles north of Cardiff, and 208 miles north-west of London. Lancaster lies four miles south of the Cumbria border. Lancaster falls within the district council of Lancaster, under the county council of Lancashire. It is in the LA1 postcode district. The post town for Lancaster is Lancaster.

COVID-19: Lancaster coronavirus cases are reported by Public Health England within the Lancashire case numbers. This Lancaster coronavirus map shows the position of Lancaster within Lancashire, along with the number of cases in Lancashire and each of the surrounding areas.

Lancaster on a map

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

Which county is Lancaster in?

Lancaster is in the ceremonial county of Lancashire, the historic county of Lancashire, and the administrative county of Lancashire.

Ceremonial CountyLancashire
Historic CountyLancashire
Administrative CountyLancashire

Where is Lancaster in Lancashire?

Lancaster is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Lancashire, and towards the westernmost extremity of Lancashire.

Map showing location of Lancaster within Lancashire
Location of Lancaster within Lancashire

What is the postcode for Lancaster?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Lancaster is LA1 1ET.

Where is Lancaster in LA1?

Lancaster is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the LA1 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the LA1 postcode district.

Map showing location of Lancaster within LA1
Location of Lancaster within LA1

What is the post town for Lancaster?

The post town for Lancaster is Lancaster. Lancaster is in the LA1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Lancaster.

What is the latitude and longitude of Lancaster?

The centre of Lancaster is located at position 54.05007° latitude and -2.80316° longitude.

Latitude54.05007°
Longitude-2.80316°

What is the easting and northing of Lancaster?

The centre of Lancaster is located at the grid reference easting 347513 and northing 461866 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting347513
Northing461866

What are the nearest towns to Lancaster?

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

south-east
3m
Lancaster is 3 miles south-east of Morecambe
east
4m
Lancaster is 4 miles east of Heysham
south
6m
Lancaster is 6 miles south of Carnforth
north
10m
Lancaster is 10 miles north of Garstang
south-east
11m
Lancaster is 11 miles south-east of Grange-over-Sands
west
13m
Lancaster is 13 miles west of High Bentham
north-east
13m
Lancaster is 13 miles north-east of Fleetwood
south-west
13m
Lancaster is 13 miles south-west of Kirkby Lonsdale
north-east
15m
Lancaster is 15 miles north-east of Thornton
north-east
15m
Lancaster is 15 miles north-east of Cleveleys

What are the nearest cities to Lancaster?

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

north
20m
Lancaster is 20 miles north of Preston
north-west
45m
Lancaster is 45 miles north-west of Salford
north
45m
Lancaster is 45 miles north of Liverpool
north-west
46m
Lancaster is 46 miles north-west of Manchester
north-west
46m
Lancaster is 46 miles north-west of Bradford
west
52m
Lancaster is 52 miles west of Ripon
west
54m
Lancaster is 54 miles west of Leeds
south
59m
Lancaster is 59 miles south of Carlisle
north-west
59m
Lancaster is 59 miles north-west of Wakefield
north
60m
Lancaster is 60 miles north of Chester

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