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.
Lancaster is in the ceremonial county of Lancashire, the historic county of Lancashire, and the administrative county of Lancashire.
Lancaster is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Lancashire, and towards the westernmost extremity of Lancashire.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Lancaster is LA1 1ET.
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.
The post town for Lancaster is Lancaster. Lancaster is in the LA1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Lancaster.
The centre of Lancaster is located at position 54.05007° latitude and -2.80316° longitude.
The centre of Lancaster is located at the grid reference easting 347513 and northing 461866 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Lancaster relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Lancaster to the centre of the town.
Position of Lancaster relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Lancaster to the centre of the city.