Longtown is located in the county of Cumbria, North West England, eight miles north of the major city of Carlisle, 66 miles south of Edinburgh, 244 miles north of Cardiff, and 269 miles north-west of London. Longtown lies three miles south-east of the Dumfries border, and was historically in the county of Cumberland. Longtown falls within the district council of Carlisle, under the county council of Cumbria. It is in the CA6 postcode district. The post town for Longtown is Carlisle.
Longtown is in the ceremonial county of Cumbria, the historic county of Cumberland, and the administrative county of Cumbria.
Longtown is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Cumbria, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Cumbria.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Longtown is CA6 5UA.
Longtown is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the CA6 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the CA6 postcode district.
The post town for Longtown is Carlisle. Longtown is in the CA6 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Carlisle.
The centre of Longtown is located at position 55.00874° latitude and -2.97197° longitude.
The centre of Longtown is located at the grid reference easting 337935 and northing 568674 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Longtown relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Longtown to the centre of the town.
Position of Longtown relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Longtown to the centre of the city.