Where is Lyness?

Lyness is located in the county of Orkney, Scotland, ten miles south of the town of Stromness, 123 miles north of the major city of Aberdeen, 199 miles north of Edinburgh, 509 miles north of Cardiff, and 520 miles north of London. Lyness falls within the unitary authority of Orkney Islands. It is in the KW16 postcode district. The post town for Lyness is Stromness.

Lyness on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Lyness
Location of Lyness within the UK

Which county is Lyness in?

Lyness is in the ceremonial county of Orkney, the historic county of Orkney, and the administrative county of Orkney Islands.

Ceremonial CountyOrkney
Historic CountyOrkney
Administrative CountyOrkney Islands

Where is Lyness in Orkney?

Lyness is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Orkney, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Orkney.

Location of Lyness within Orkney

What is the postcode for Lyness?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Lyness is KW16 3NT.

Where is Lyness in KW16?

Lyness is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the KW16 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the KW16 postcode district.

Location of Lyness within KW16

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What is the post town for Lyness?

The post town for Lyness is Stromness. Lyness is in the KW16 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Stromness.

What is the latitude and longitude of Lyness?

The centre of Lyness is located at position 58.83345° latitude and -3.20696° longitude.

Latitude58.83345°
Longitude-3.20696°

What is the easting and northing of Lyness?

The centre of Lyness is located at the grid reference easting 330423 and northing 994625 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting330423
Northing994625

What are the nearest towns to Lyness?

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

10m
Lyness is 10 miles south of Stromness
13m
Lyness is 13 miles south-west of Kirkwall
20m
Lyness is 20 miles north-east of Thurso
27m
Lyness is 27 miles north of Wick
72m
Lyness is 72 miles north-east of Dornoch
77m
Lyness is 77 miles north of Lossiemouth
77m
Lyness is 77 miles north-east of Tain
79m
Lyness is 79 miles north of Burghead
79m
Lyness is 79 miles north of Findochty
80m
Lyness is 80 miles north of Cullen

What are the nearest cities to Lyness?

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

101m
Lyness is 101 miles north-east of Inverness
123m
Lyness is 123 miles north of Aberdeen
165m
Lyness is 165 miles north of Dundee
169m
Lyness is 169 miles north of Perth
190m
Lyness is 190 miles north of Stirling
199m
Lyness is 199 miles north of Edinburgh
209m
Lyness is 209 miles north of Glasgow
273m
Lyness is 273 miles north of Carlisle
273m
Lyness is 273 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne
281m
Lyness is 281 miles north of Sunderland

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