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 is in the ceremonial county of Caithness, the historic county of Caithness, and the administrative county of Highland.
Lower Dounreay is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Caithness, and towards the westernmost extremity of Caithness.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Lower Dounreay is KW14 7TZ.
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.
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The post town for Lower Dounreay is Thurso. Lower Dounreay is in the KW14 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Thurso.
The centre of Lower Dounreay is located at position 58.5795° latitude and -3.74608° longitude.
The centre of Lower Dounreay is located at the grid reference easting 298567 and northing 967041 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Lower Dounreay relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Lower Dounreay to the centre of the town.
Position of Lower Dounreay relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Lower Dounreay to the centre of the city.