Where is Lower Dounreay?

Lower Dounreay is located in the county of Caithness, Scotland, eight miles west of the town of Thurso, 116 miles north-west of the major city of Aberdeen, 183 miles north of Edinburgh, 491 miles north of Cardiff, and 509 miles north of London. Lower Dounreay lies four miles north-east of the Sutherland border. Lower Dounreay falls within the unitary authority of Highland. It is in the KW14 postcode district. The post town for Lower Dounreay is Thurso.

Lower Dounreay on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Lower Dounreay
Location of Lower Dounreay within the UK

Which county is Lower Dounreay in?

Lower Dounreay is in the ceremonial county of Caithness, the historic county of Caithness, and the administrative county of Highland.

Ceremonial CountyCaithness
Historic CountyCaithness
Administrative CountyHighland

Where is Lower Dounreay in Caithness?

Lower Dounreay is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Caithness, and towards the westernmost extremity of Caithness.

Location of Lower Dounreay within Caithness

What is the postcode for Lower Dounreay?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Lower Dounreay is KW14 7TZ.

Where is Lower Dounreay in KW14?

Lower Dounreay is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the KW14 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the KW14 postcode district.

Location of Lower Dounreay within KW14

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What is the post town for Lower Dounreay?

The post town for Lower Dounreay is Thurso. Lower Dounreay is in the KW14 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Thurso.

What is the latitude and longitude of Lower Dounreay?

The centre of Lower Dounreay is located at position 58.5795° latitude and -3.74608° longitude.

Latitude58.5795°
Longitude-3.74608°

What is the easting and northing of Lower Dounreay?

The centre of Lower Dounreay is located at the grid reference easting 298567 and northing 967041 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting298567
Northing967041

What are the nearest towns to Lower Dounreay?

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

8m
Lower Dounreay is 8 miles west of Thurso
26m
Lower Dounreay is 26 miles north-west of Wick
31m
Lower Dounreay is 31 miles south-west of Stromness
40m
Lower Dounreay is 40 miles south-west of Kirkwall
49m
Lower Dounreay is 49 miles north of Dornoch
54m
Lower Dounreay is 54 miles north of Tain
62m
Lower Dounreay is 62 miles north of Burghead
62m
Lower Dounreay is 62 miles north of Lossiemouth
63m
Lower Dounreay is 63 miles north of Cromarty
64m
Lower Dounreay is 64 miles north of Invergordon

What are the nearest cities to Lower Dounreay?

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

78m
Lower Dounreay is 78 miles north of Inverness
116m
Lower Dounreay is 116 miles north-west of Aberdeen
150m
Lower Dounreay is 150 miles north of Dundee
152m
Lower Dounreay is 152 miles north of Perth
171m
Lower Dounreay is 171 miles north of Stirling
183m
Lower Dounreay is 183 miles north of Edinburgh
189m
Lower Dounreay is 189 miles north of Glasgow
257m
Lower Dounreay is 257 miles north of Carlisle
262m
Lower Dounreay is 262 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne
270m
Lower Dounreay is 270 miles north of Sunderland

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