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Where is Musselburgh?

Musselburgh is located in the county of East Lothian, Scotland, three miles south-west of the town of Prestonpans, 36 miles south of the major city of Dundee, five miles east of Edinburgh, 309 miles north of Cardiff, and 329 miles north of London. Musselburgh lies roughly one mile east of the City of Edinburgh border, and was historically in the county of Midlothian. Musselburgh falls within the unitary authority of East Lothian. It is in the EH21 postcode district. The post town for Musselburgh is Musselburgh.

Musselburgh on a map

Map showing extent of Musselburgh as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Musselburgh
Map showing location of Musselburgh within the UK
Location of Musselburgh within the UK

Which county is Musselburgh in?

Musselburgh is in the ceremonial county of East Lothian, the historic county of Midlothian, and the administrative county of East Lothian.

Ceremonial CountyEast Lothian
Historic CountyMidlothian
Administrative CountyEast Lothian

Where is Musselburgh in East Lothian?

Musselburgh is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of East Lothian, and towards the westernmost extremity of East Lothian.

Location of Musselburgh within East Lothian
Location of Musselburgh within East Lothian

What is the postcode for Musselburgh?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Musselburgh is EH21 7BZ.

Where is Musselburgh in EH21?

Musselburgh is situated towards the northernmost extremity of the EH21 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the EH21 postcode district.

Location of Musselburgh within EH21
Location of Musselburgh within EH21

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What is the post town for Musselburgh?

The post town for Musselburgh is Musselburgh. Musselburgh is in the EH21 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Musselburgh.

What is the latitude and longitude of Musselburgh?

The centre of Musselburgh is located at position 55.94286° latitude and -3.04931° longitude.

Latitude55.94286°
Longitude-3.04931°

What is the easting and northing of Musselburgh?

The centre of Musselburgh is located at the grid reference easting 334558 and northing 672698 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting334558
Northing672698

What are the nearest towns to Musselburgh?

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

south-west
3m
Musselburgh is 3 miles south-west of Prestonpans
west
4m
Musselburgh is 4 miles west of Tranent
north
4m
Musselburgh is 4 miles north of Dalkeith
south-west
4m
Musselburgh is 4 miles south-west of Cockenzie and Port Seton
north-east
5m
Musselburgh is 5 miles north-east of Bonnyrigg
north-east
6m
Musselburgh is 6 miles north-east of Loanhead
south-east
10m
Musselburgh is 10 miles south-east of Kinghorn
north-east
10m
Musselburgh is 10 miles north-east of Penicuik
west
10m
Musselburgh is 10 miles west of Haddington
south-east
11m
Musselburgh is 11 miles south-east of Burntisland

What are the nearest cities to Musselburgh?

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

east
5m
Musselburgh is 5 miles east of Edinburgh
south-east
35m
Musselburgh is 35 miles south-east of Perth
south
36m
Musselburgh is 36 miles south of Dundee
east
36m
Musselburgh is 36 miles east of Stirling
east
46m
Musselburgh is 46 miles east of Glasgow
north
73m
Musselburgh is 73 miles north of Carlisle
north-west
87m
Musselburgh is 87 miles north-west of Newcastle upon Tyne
south-west
91m
Musselburgh is 91 miles south-west of Aberdeen
north-west
97m
Musselburgh is 97 miles north-west of Sunderland
north-west
99m
Musselburgh is 99 miles north-west of Durham

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